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65.7 acres

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by drichardson, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Need help with pricing this out. 65.7 acres of unlimited plowing and salting. This will be a seasonal contract, paid monthly. I need help asap??? Thanks!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    That much ground, and you're attempting to commit in mid November? You need to start with telling us what equipment you have, and if that's 65ac plowable or total property......that and several more details. An overhead view will help.....some.

    Hate to say it, but lack of details, time of the year, and the fact that you need help with the #'s........this place may not be for you.
     
  3. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The company waited this late to put out the bid.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    That's more like it. For a moment you sounded pretty unprepared.
     
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    What happened to your equpt list?
     
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    He didn't show it yet. Nor did he tell us anything about the 65.7 acres.

    One wide open 65.7 acre lot?

    65.7 acres of road?

    65.7 acres of sidewalks?

    Parking deck?

    Did you prequalify the company requesting this RFP? Dd they prequalify you?
     
  7. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Kinda vauge on the details brah..
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    $1,097,657.00 with salt.
     
  9. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Lowballer.
     
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    He posted a list of trucks and stuff then edited it.
     
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Tree fiddy per plow plus salt. That oughta cover it.
     
  12. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    65.7 acres of parking lots. They are wide open areas. 2" trigger for plowing, salting anything under 2". Parking lot 1 is 12 acres, Lot 2 2 acres, Lot 3 11.5 acres, Lot 4 9.7 acres, Lot 5 15 acres, Lot 6 15.5 acres. This is a one complex with each lot being separated by chain link fences.
     
  13. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Tree fiddy, what's this all about???
     
  14. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks Grandview.
     
  15. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    $200/ acre each 2" push and one salt at the end of each event.. How's that sound?

    $200x 65 = $13,000
     
  16. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks for the reply, I was very close to your numbers.
     
  17. TGS Inc.

    TGS Inc. Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 568

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you will be a bit high at 200/acre for that large of a site...
     
  18. drichardson

    drichardson Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Can you explain?
     
  19. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Well, if you factor in the cost of diesel, oil, wages, workman's comp (If you are above board!) salt / sand, insurances, your time to bid, then prepare, then oversee things, I figure $200 an acre for plowing and one salt at the end of the event is pretty fair.
    I would imagine the successful bidder would need to deploy 4 loader / pushers, and 4 trucks with plows and sanders. There's 8 wages and 8 fuel tanks right there..
     
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Should it not be 200 per loader.sounds like your a little low then