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Bid Qoute Ideas based in lot sizes. Any help greatfull

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Jason1919, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Jason1919

    Jason1919 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Have a chance to secure two commercial lots.. side by side lots... one is a Tractor Supply and one is an Aldis store. Each lots has about 70 parking spaces and a one bag loading dock (dock is a sloped dock will need to be back dragged). Total lot size to be cleared is about 1 acre EACH. They want a seasonal price for snow plowing of each lot AND a per application price using straight rock salt (no sand). No shoveling is needed. Any help would be usefull. Thanks a lot. Area is Massachusetts:drinkup:
     
  2. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn Member
    Messages: 35

    It all comes down to time. How long does it take you to push an acre with your truck/plow right now?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Fire up a pix of this place.

    Wait,in this thread your asking how to bid this place,and another thread your saying you plow 3 of them
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  4. Jason1919

    Jason1919 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    we do but.. the manager at the local store says my "est" bid ($5650 plow plus $199 per app salt and $90 hr per piece equipment for snow removal) is way too high.. Also the fact they are side by side.

    Will most likely just put a F350 PU with V on the site and bring down a Cat 268 as needed for pile push back and removal.

    My thinking is 2 hours each lot labor and 1 yard salt each lot...
     
  5. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    It's hard to comment on the seasonal price for plowing due to the fact that I don't know how many events you have a season. That being said a one acre lot should only take about an hour to complete at 2" of accumulation and your application rate for salt is way high as well. At $199.00 per application looks like you would be charging about $497.50 a ton.
     
  6. Jason1919

    Jason1919 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    a yard of salt is "about a ton" and I pay about $90 per yard for salt. I have allways applied about a yard to an acre... is that too much??

    We have an average of 13 plowable events here in my area each yaer.
     
  7. PrecisionS&I

    PrecisionS&I Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    For straight rock salt I figure about 800 to 1000 lbs per acre. For plowing here in Cleveland that property would go around $2000.00 for the season and we average around 60" a season, few years ago we had over 100". I don't know what your market is but at $150.00 per push at 13 events that would be $1950.00. I wish I could get that.