Interested contractors should attend a pre-proposal meeting at the California Coffee Bar in Brighton Heights this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The City of Pittsburgh is now soliciting bids for the second year of its City Cuts lawn cutting program for seniors and people with disabilities. The first pre-proposal meeting will be held in the Northside at California Coffee Bar in Brighton Heights on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Interested contractor operations of all sizes are encouraged to attend.

Contractors can now register for Beacon, the City’s web-based procurement platform, and submit a bid on solicitation #19000024 for City Cuts. 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.

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.

The complimentary service is available to Pittsburgh residents 62 and older and to people with a disability. Sign-up information for the service 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.

For more information, including details on other pre-proposal meetings throughout Pittsburgh, click here.