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City Seeks Contractor Proposals for City Cuts Senior Lawn-Cutting Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 302019) The City of Pittsburgh is now soliciting bids for the second year of its City Cuts lawn-cutting program, and will hold meetings for interested contractors starting this weekend.  

Solicitation #19000024 went live yesterday on Beacon, the City’s transparent, web-based procurement platform.

City Cuts began in 2018 through legislation introduced by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, and assisted more than 950 Pittsburgh seniors and those with disabilities with lawn cutting last year. 

“City Cuts improves the look of the community and helps people who need a helping hand,” the councilwoman said. 

Sign-up information for those seeking the complimentary service — available to Pittsburgh residents 62 and older or with a disability — will be announced at the end of March. Homeowners receiving the service will need to sign a liability waiver.

“We are looking forward to building on the 2018 pilot year to provide better service to residents. Improvements to the program will include hiring more contractors to cut lawns twice a month from May through October,” Mayor William Peduto said.

Operations of all sizes are encouraged to attend one of four upcoming pre-proposal meetings:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1pm-2:30pm

California Coffee Bar

3619 California Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

11:30am-1pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carrick branch

1811 Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15210


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6-7:30pm

City of Pittsburgh Office of Budget and Management

City-County Building

414 Grant Street, 5th floor, Ross Street side (enter building at Ross Street entrance)

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

6-7:30pm

City of Pittsburgh Office of Budget and Management

City-County Building

414 Grant Street, 5th floor, Ross Street side (enter building at Ross Street entrance)

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


In their bids, contractors need to specify in which neighborhood(s) they can provide service. Bids are due March 1, 2019 in order for the program to begin in May. 
 

Published

01.30.2019

Contacts

Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor
412-660-1999
timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov