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Mowing Bids Open to Scrutiny

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Nine different sealed bids for various mowing projects in southern Maine have been opened, and reveal a fascinating disparity in how various landscape contracting companies value the same projects.

The projects in Harrison, Maine -- located at one end of Long Lake -- included roadside mowing, mowing cemeteries, taking care of a township athletic field, and maintaining parks and lakeside beaches.

Bids on the same cemetery mowing project, for example, ranged from a low of $1,700 to a high of $10,800.

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02.14.2012 at 11:35 Reply

For there to be a gap that size, it makes you wonder how well the bid documents or whatever, were written. If all was Ok then never forget that more times than not, you get what you pay for.