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A little help on a bid

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Kramer, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Kramer

    Kramer Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    This is relatively standard, but I really need a sanity check on this.

    The specifics are:

    I'm in Western Mass.

    its a 3 story building with a drive and a parking lot in the back. Its a straight push, but places to put the snow are fairly limited and it looks like pushing into the 2 back corners is the only option. Its all pavement with concrete walk and wooden stairs.

    so it's:

    parking area--- 50 x 90
    front walk--3 x 20
    2 driveways--18 x 65ft each
    6 std stairways in the back---each have a small open porch area--about 3 wide x 10ft long each--it doesn't look like a lot of snow would acumulate on the stairs or porches.



    Now, the owner DEMANDS 50/50 sand/salt on all areas including stairs/porches...

    He also wants rock salt ---not anything else--

    Its a 1 inch trigger with salt applied at less that.

    Plowing has to be in a breakdown of 1-6" 6-12", 12-18" and 18+

    I want to break it into 2 parts--- plowing and snow clearing of all areas, and salting of all areas per application---they are all residential housing units.



    Now, I know about the salt and non-calcium on concrete walks---its either rock salt or walk away, and I'm not walking away. My bulk salt price is $63 /ton, and I would be mixing the sand myself.....the salt guy is 1 mile from my place.


    This is part of multiple properties for this guy and it appears that it would be salt/sand mix use of about 1100 lbs per application--total for all lots/walkways and access areas. All the properties are located within 5 miles of each other.

    This one is typical of the rest--- I just need a sanity check because if I'm off a lot, it will add up on the multiple properties.


    Thanks for the help