2/16/2018 - Request for proposals for Landscaping Services

The City of La Crosse's Planning and Development is requesting proposals for lawn maintenance and snow removal services for the 2018-2020 seasons. The documents below, request for proposal lawn maintenance and  request for proposal snow removal, contain a full description of the scope of work and instructions for submitting proposals.  The deadline to submit a proposal is 9:00am, March 19, 2018. Bids will be awarded by 5:00pm, March 23, 2018.

Request for proposal lawn maintenance

Request for proposal snow removal

Addendum #1 Lawn Maintenance Services

Addendum #2 Snow Removal Services

Please contact Dawn Reinhart at or 608-789-7360 for questions and concerns regarding the proposal process. 

Questions regarding the RFP are posted below (updated 3/2/2018):
  1. Q: 29 Copeland Ave is described as 3.78 acres on the addendum, can you explain where the property lines are? A: The addendum is describing the actual parcel size, whereas the City only requires maintenance from the sidewalk to the fence which is approx. 1.13 acres and the boulevard which is approx 448 ft long.  
  2. Q: Is there an average or an estimate of how many properties the Planning Dept. maintains at one time? A: In 2017 on average, the Planning Department required monthly maintenance for 20 properties.
  3. Q: Can you explain the section beneath the site locations labeled "service requested" and " measurement/metric"? A: The purpose of this section is to have a better understanding on how a Contractor will charge for their services. Most sites are scattered throughout the City, the number of sites are constantly changing and the sites vary in size so the City wanted to allow the contractor flexibility on how they would like to charge for the services provided.  Please remember to take into account loading & unloading equipment, drive time to and from sites to maintain properties; and for mowing sites at the various stages as described in this section.

(ex.) When a property is in the construction phase, all that is required for mowing is the boulevard. Will the City be charged an hourly rate, a per site visit rate, or per sq. ft. rate? Occasionally you may have to do weed control while the property is being constructed. What additional charges will the City incur?

(ex) When the City first acquires a property, the yard may not have been maintained for sometime. Will you charge an extra fee for overgrown properties? If so, will this be an hourly rate, a per site visit rate, or a per sq. ft. rate?