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Bidding Help Please

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by PhatSupraTT, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. PhatSupraTT

    PhatSupraTT Member
    Messages: 33

    In years prior, I only plow my rental properties and a few driveways. I have the opportunity to plow the lot below. The original company is out of business and a small business is leasing one of the buildings. I'd only have to plow the area in red and can push snow anywhere. I'm in Wisconsin and I'm not exactly sure what it's worth.

    I have a Tundra with 7'-6" Snoway.

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    2k for the season.
     
  3. PhatSupraTT

    PhatSupraTT Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks Grandview. If I was to price it per plow, what's your recommendation?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  4. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Really?:confused:
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well divide the 2 k by how many plows you think you will do. Add in the contract ,extra charge if your called back for drifting. Maybe 20 minutes for a lite snow 30 for a heavy snow.
     
  6. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I suppose so. I keep forgetting not everyone gets the lake effect like we do. I'm sure that if they get any (i didn't check on a map where the op is located), it doesn't happen often because they would need a decent easterly wind. I guess 20 pushes is not impossible for their location, but I don't think I would bid less that $100 per push. It looks like a decent size area to clear, not to mention having to back blade away from the structure/fuel pumps? (unless they allow him to pile snow there).
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  7. PhatSupraTT

    PhatSupraTT Member
    Messages: 33

    Fuel pumps are inoperable and won't need cleaning.

    Charging for the season seems like a crapshoot to me and don't really see the point. I think I'm going to throw in a $135/plow and see how it goes.

    Thanks guys,
    Mark
     
  8. rockymtplow

    rockymtplow Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    in my experience which dont get me wrong im newer to this aspect of the Owner lol BUT id bid a flat 99.00 per clearing or Push and get the business 99 isnt bad people like to see under 100 especially thats about a 30 -45 min job tops just my 2 cents.