Tag Archives: bids

It’s Budget Season!

Most associations have about ready to start creating the 2013 budget and as this article from the Chicago Tribune indicates budgeting isn’t just about increasing things across the board or refusing to increase assessments at all — it’s about a thoughtful process. 

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How and When Should You Bid Out Homeowners Association Work?

At most HOAs, bidding out work is an on-the-fly type process. It’s not uniform, and sometimes the process works better than at other times. Why does that matter? Because when your bidding process doesn’t work well, your HOA is probably losing money. 

Instead of an unplanned process, your board should have guidelines covering when it will request bids for work and how the bids will be solicited and reviewed. Here, we show you how.

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FL: Reflection Lakes in south Fort Myers throws out green card request

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

A south Fort Myers community that inserted a provision in its request for landscape service bids that would require the contractor to produce green cards for its employees said Monday that provision was “unintentional.”
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