Invitation to Bid on Cemetery Mowing

Invitation to Bid

 Bid Number: 19-02


The Town of Chase City will receive sealed bids for cemetery lawn maintenance at Woodland Cemetery in Chase City (located between E. Sycamore Street, Cemetery Road, and Fairgrounds Road).

The project includes:

  • · Even and consistent mowing of the cemetery grounds, as needed, generally on a weekly basis.
  • · Trimming around each headstone, fence line, building, and other landscaping, as needed, generally on a weekly basis. Blowing grass clipping off of headstones, as needed.
  • · Brush, leaf and debris removal, as needed.

Depending on weather, there may be weeks that the grounds do not need to be maintained.

Work to be completed during the mowing season, generally mid-March – October.

Mowing may not be completed during funeral services. Contractor to receive at least two days notice of planned funerals. Mowing may not be completed on Sunday.

The successful bidder shall provide all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to maintain the grounds of the cemetery. Bidder to maintain insurance up to $1,000,000, listing Town of Chase City as additional insured.

Bid Closing Date and Time: Sealed bids must be received at Chase City Town Hall, 319 N. Main Street, Chase City, VA 23924 no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019. Faxed or e-mailed bids will NOT be accepted.

Bid Opening Information: Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:15 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 in the Municipal Building, 319 N. Main Street, Chase City, Virginia.

Bid Inclusion: Please submit bid on form found at document Invitation to Bid for Cemetery Mowing (28 KB) . Include proof of insurance and three references for whom you have conducted similar work.


The Town of Chase City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.






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