G'day. I have been working with a national, and they are having their second year (my first) of a pricing competition among contractors to secure the bulk of the grass cuts in their areas. How low will they go?? Is the national going to invoice their client by HUD specs, take their 20% and pocket the rest? Or will they too, offer their clients a wide ranging price scale on a national level saying $60 in Orlando, $40 in Oshkosh and only $30 in Oakland. LOL, I doubt it. They also stated the bids must be less than HUD pricing (of course). I did not want to participate, but I will; going $1 less than HUD pricing. If the lowballers go broke when gas hits $5, then I might get some grass cuts and be paid what we should be getting paid.