Just thought I'd post the results of a school bid that I put in about 2-3 weeks ago, which prompted the original "Would you mow for $17.66 / acre" thread. The board approved the mowing bid and the fertilizing bids last night. Refreshing everyone's mind, this is for 3 schools, located on the same parcel of land, approximately 30-35 acres of turf. Some fencing around the highschool track / football field, not too many trees and fairly open. The bid for the mowing went to the guy that's been doing it for the last 3 years, for the same price as last year, $13,600. My bid was $22,500. The fertilizing, went to a different company than who's been doing it for the last 4 years. CL/TG has been doing it for 4 years, last year's bid was $8200 for 4 apps. This year a new company came in and is going to do the 4 apps for $7400. My bid was just over $15k for the apps. So, the school district is getting mowed, along with 4 apps (pre-m, sprayed 2 times, fertilized 3 times (after the pre-m)) for about $21k, $1500 LESS than my mowing bid alone. And people think that I'm cheap mowing at $20-25 / acre.