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500k Sq/ft Lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Backwell, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Hey guys, looking to throw up a competitive bid. I want to be right in line as I will be competing with others for this contract and would like to have some of your opinions.

    PARKING 500,000 SQFT
    SIDEWALKS & WALKWAYS - 1,000 SQFT
     
  2. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,675



    What are your thoughts and we will go from there.....:popcorn:
     
  3. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    $2600 for snow removal on walkways, $3600 for salting of walkways, $33,000 for snow removal on parking lot, $17000 for salting lot. Seasonal rate.
     
  4. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,675



    Couple of questions.....What type of equipment are you planning on using and whats your seasonal snow fall averages....
     
  5. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    100-120 inches yearly, just some super dutys and 9ft v plows. Bed and hitch salt spreaders.
     
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,675

    Good Luck to you........Im sure they will like that price.........Thumbs Up
     
  7. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Nooo lol, what would you bid for it? I don't want to undercut, I have not bid anything this large. I am here for your bereavement and advice.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,512

    What's the lay out like? Not a lot of walks.

    Can you explain your thought process?

    Is this retail, Commuter parking lot, trucking terminal?

    U have access to loader(s) if needed?

    More details
     
  9. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Your plow number is probably not far off if u ask me. We get about 50" and would be half your number. Salting seams real low to me. I'd be double your number on salt. How many salt events do u have
     
  10. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Lay out is fairly open but has a lot of pushing. Big lot but has a lot of openings.
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  11. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Total - $115,130 (seasonal rate based on 100-120 inches of snowfall @ 15 events)
    $6,300 per push of snow removal - 630,000 sq/ft
    $900 per push of salt application - 630,000 sq/ft
    $258 per walkway snow removal - 4,140 sq/ft
    $216 per walkway ice management - 4,140 sq/ft
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Yes...........

    Or no.......
     
  13. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    We have access to loaders
     
  14. skorum03

    skorum03 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,940

    You have 100-120" of snow but only 15 events. Thats 6-8" per storm. Where are you?
     
  15. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    That's 11.5 acres not including walks. What equipment do you have for use on it? HOW MANY superdutys? There's a good 9 hours of pushing not including walks? You should have a loader with a large box on it for this place.
     
  16. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I was there and checked out it out. I am not sure 9.5 hrs is accurate. We have heavy equipment but I think it would only be necessary to move piles.
     
  17. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    The average is about an acre per hour with a truck, or a little more depending on the difficulty of the lot. I estimated based on what I see. How many man hours do YOU think it would take?
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,675




    He said he has 2 Superdutys with hitch salters...


    I would really enjoy salting 10+ acres with "Hitch" salters

    To the OP...How mulch salt do you plan on using per app. ?
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Who doesn't have a contractor for a 500K lot at this point in the season?

    I'm thinking of a word, 5 letters starts with "t" and ends with "l".
     
  20. Backwell

    Backwell Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    6 Tons per application, client only requesting snow in icy conditions on parking lot and salt every time on walkways. Two trucks looking at 3.5 - 4 hours. Salt days will take a bit longer.

    Lot is really big, I don't know why they don't plow it themselves to be honest, they have a bunch of heavy equipment parked in the lot.