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Bidding help on post office

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by dhlandscaper, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. dhlandscaper

    dhlandscaper Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 3

    Been in the industry for a while but have always worked as a sub. Postman asked me to bid the post office. What would you charge to plow/salt? Total lot size is 2 acres. No sidewalks need to be done, 2 inch trigger, parking spots need to be cleared when all employees and customers leave, as well as post office vehicles spots. When vehicles present all open lot to be cleared and will have to come back to hit all the parking spots. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    got a pix. As check with them on payments,I do one and not have to be paid by credit card.
     
  3. dhlandscaper

    dhlandscaper Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 3

    Pic

    Attached is a pic

    Post office.jpg
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    First what you planning to you to plow snow on this
     
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    That's a great question....first things first...
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Dang That doesnt makes since

    What type of plow rig are you going be using on this ????
     
  7. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Looks hard to move the snow around, which means $$$. Secondly, I was just told by a buddy yesterday to never take on a post office because they WILL NOT sign contracts with a non-union company. That must be why it's always $h!tty companies around me that mow the properties.

    Michael
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    They do a back ground check on you and your employees Well one here did
    That lot looks so easy to plow if you have the right rig on site
    I don't think the OP will be using a Skid to clean the lot
     
  9. dhlandscaper

    dhlandscaper Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 3

    Equipment used

    I will be using a 8' plow on a 2014 3/4 ton ram with a tailgate salter. Not sure on the non-union contract thing, will have to look into that.
     
  10. Jason1919

    Jason1919 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Do yourself a favor and don't do it. You will need a machine (Skid Steer or loader) and a tailgate sander is not gona do that lot.
     
  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You better look at getting a rear plow and a V plow for the front looks like you going have carry snow good ways to pile it around the loading docks

    That lot would suck with a 8ft plow
     
  12. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    With your equipment I wouldn't even bid on it. That's like trying to eat a steak with a spoon.
     
  13. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    i did 6 post office sites 3 years ago still have not gotten fully paid
    to get paid there is alot of red tape ( i had a seasonal contract)

    i would never take that contract again nor sub for anyone doing the post office