The first step in writing a contract to bid a job for lawn care is to establish competitive prices in your area by calling companies in your city or county to find out how much they are paying for lawn care services. You can also call other lawn care companies in your area to inquire about their rates.
Once you have established competitive prices, locate businesses in your area that need lawn care services. The Houston Chronicle suggests checking online classified websites, area newspapers and free weekly papers to find ads placed by companies searching for a lawn care provider. You can also call companies directly to ask if they accept bids.
Determine your bid amount by evaluating the needs of potential clients and by considering competitors' prices. Write a bid that includes the types of services that your company will provide, the frequency of the services and the client's cost per week or month. Compile a list of professional references the company can contact. These references should be previous and current clients that can provide recommendations for your lawn care business. You can also include testimonials from previous and current clients.
Deliver the bid, reference list and testimonials to the client, as well as brochures and business cards. Ideally, you should deliver the materials in person. However, you can also submit the materials by mail or email if the company prefers.