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StartALawnCareBusiness
05-18-2008, 01:27 PM
Quote[/b] ]MANASSAS, Va. ** The housing crisis has left record numbers of people without enough "green" to keep their homes, and Prince William County has a problem with too much of a different kind of green: grass.

http://www.nbc4.com/news/16278053/detail.html

Lawn Care clean up work for city governments is lucrative business. *I have seen contracts upwards of $250,000 for abandoned property lawncare maintanence.

Keith

Steve
05-18-2008, 06:24 PM
Very interesting stuff! Do you have any suggestions on how a lawn care business would go about finding these government bids?

All Aspects Landscaping
05-18-2008, 07:22 PM
yeah, Id like to know

StartALawnCareBusiness
05-19-2008, 01:04 PM
Quote[/b] ]Do you have any suggestions on how a lawn care business would go about finding these government bids?



but, you already knew that. * http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

One important step is getting in good with your city's purchasing department.

Steve, let's put a segment together on this subject for your next GopherHaul series. *I will email to let you know what I have in mind.

Keith

Steve
05-19-2008, 09:28 PM
Oh absolutely, I am looking forwards to hearing from you on this.


I think the concept of getting in good with a government purchasing agent is something that is very foreign to a lot of readers. I also think that is has potential to get you into great trouble if not done right. I can see how easily it would be to find yourself giving a kick back to an official to get a bid and then landing in jail for it.

If you had any insights on the do's and don'ts of doing this, I bet it would be very helpful to others reading it.