County Bid Proposals & Sales
Buchanan County Pioneer Cemetery Commission is accepting sealed bid proposals at the Buchanan County Auditor's Office until 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 for lawn care on a per-job basis for the following locations:
- Hickory Grove Cemetery – approx. 2 acres; 2553 Racine Ave., Winthrop, IA
- Greenwood Cemetery – approx. ½ acre; 1579 330th St., Brandon, IA.
- Shady Grove Cemetery – approx. ½ acre; 2845 Benson Shady Grove Ave., Jesup, IA
- County Home Cemetery (Poor Farm) – approx. ½ acre; 2012 205th St., Independence, IA
- Kint Cemetery – approx. 2/3 acre; 2036 105th St., Oelwein, IA
Within two week(s) following the County’s acceptance of a bid, the successful bidder must provide to the County proof of adequate liability insurance coverage. For purposes of this paragraph, “adequate liability insurance coverage” shall mean coverage amount of not less than Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for personal injury proximately caused by negligence of the contractor, Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000) for any one accident proximately caused by negligence of the contractor, and Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for any damage to property proximately caused by negligence of the contractor. Said insurance policy shall name Buchanan County as an insured. Failure to provide such proof within the two-week period shall be grounds for setting aside the bid and reopening the bidding process.
All bids shall be submitted on bid proposal forms which can be obtained at the County Auditor’s office, 210 5th Ave. N.E., Independence, IA or this Lawn Care Proposal link. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope mailed and received or given to the Buchanan County Auditor’s office not later than 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The words “cemetery lawn bid” must be written on the outside of the envelope. Bids will be opened beginning at 7:00 p.m., March 28, 2019 at the Pioneer Cemetery Committee meeting to be held at the Buchanan County Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Contact Bill Reedy at 319-474-2443 or 319-961-5362 for other details or specific conditions.