Bids & Requests for Proposals (RFP)

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Requests for Proposal

Annual Long Weeds and Grass Mowing Services

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The City of Burnsville is accepting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to perform nuisance long weeds and grass mowing for non-compliant properties located in the city. The scope of the work includes providing labor, equipment and other materials as necessary to mow long grass or weeds on private property as part of a comprehensive code enforcement program.

All qualified vendors submitting proposals must not discriminate as to race, sex, religion, color, age, creed or national origin in regard to obligations, work and contracted services performed under the City contract, and must comply with all laws and regulations.        

REQUESTED SERVICES: The selected contractor will be responsible to provide mowing services to the City of Burnsville specifically for those properties requested by the Licensing and Code Enforcement department during the remainder of the 2021 through the end of the 2024 growing season.                      

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: City of Burnsville has adopted ordinances for the regulation of long grass and weeds per local ordinance.  City ordinance requires that grass over 8 inches in height may be corrected as a nuisance condition. The abatement of these nuisances includes the mowing of grass over 8 inches in height. Work orders for mowing properties will be issued on a per site authorization basis by the Licensing and Code Enforcement Department.


All proposals submitted shall be legible and signed by the owner or their designated agent.

All proposals submitted must contain the following information:

  1. The base mobilization rate for lots requiring less than one hour of service and;
  2. The hourly rate for abatements that exceed one hour and;
  3. Provide a base linear foot rate for buffer cuts for contiguous lots that require a minimum 36-inch buffer cut adjacent to contiguous right-of-way or property lines.
    1. Proof of workers compensation coverage
      1. Proof of liability insurance to the minimum amount of $2,000,000.
      2. A minimum of three work related references.

All bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Request for Proposal -Long Grass/Weeds" with the applicant's name and address shown on the upper left hand corner of the envelope. 

Send all proposals to: 

Christopher Forslund, City of Burnsville Licensing and Code Enforcement  Coord.

100 Civic Center Parkway,

Burnsville, MN 55337

TIMING: All proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm on August 13, 2021. Selection will be on or before August 15, 2021.  Only the contractor with the winning proposal will be contacted.

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To Prepare a Fleet Study for the City Burnsville

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The City of Burnsville is seeking written proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a fleet study for the City of Burnsville. 

The Public Works Department consists of an Engineering Division, a Natural Resources Division and four Maintenance Divisions. The Fleet Maintenance Division consists of a Fleet Superintendent, an Administrative Technician, a working mechanic crew leader and 5 mechanics, one of which is split between parts, facility and mechanic work. The Fleet Division is responsible for procuring, owning, maintaining and disposing of the City’s fleet. The Fleet Division prides itself on providing top quality equipment and great internal customer service for the users of the fleet which include City Administration, Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Community Development, Public Works, Parks and Recreational Facilities. This Fleet Study is intended to evaluate the Fleet Division and its fleet, provide future direction and modernization and help address current budget challenges.


Qualified companies are required to submit one (1) electronic copy of the material described in the RFP Content section.

Please remit proposals to:

Jeffrey Radick, Assistant Public Works Director, City of Burnsville

100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337

TIMING: Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021.

The proposals will be reviewed, and those consultants whose qualifications most appropriately meet the City's needs may be invited to interview the week of August 16, 2021.

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Purchasing Requirements

The City of Burnsville follows Minnesota State Statute in regard to bidding requirements for municipal contracts. The current statute states:

  • Bid amounts of $175,000
    • The City of Burnsville is required to use a formal, sealed and competitive bidding process per the State of Minnesota's Uniform Municipal contracting Law Chapter 471.345.
  • Bid amounts of less than $175,000
    • A formal bid is not required.
    • Local governments must receive at least two quotes.
    • City may still choose to use formal sealed and competitive bidding process at its discretion.
  • Small Purchases
    • City of Burnsville departments are authorized to make small purchases up to $4,999.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Burnsville's policy is to provide equal opportunities to contractors and subcontractors in the purchase of products and services.

Alternative Dissemination of Bids & Requests

This page is maintained as an alternative means to disperse public requests for bids, requests for proposals and requests for information per Minnesota State Statutes 331A.03 Subd. 3. Alternative dissemination of bids and requests