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Bidding on part of a college parking lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by gallden, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. gallden

    gallden Member
    Messages: 59

    The part we've been asked to bid on is 17 acres. We have between 20-30 lots, so we're not too big of a company. Never done anything this big before, anything we need to be asking or on the look out for. Is there a general rule of thumb as to how much to charge for an acre. Thanks.
     
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    If you have 20-30 commercial lots already, one would think you could figure this out adding up costs on the 20 to 30 sites to come up with a cost per acre to work on these 20 to 30 other sites, add in overhead, all administrative fees, wear and tear and profit you'd like to make and you have your price. It is a decent size lot at one place so you can achieve some economies of scale on the site. Does this make since?
     
  3. gallden

    gallden Member
    Messages: 59

    For the most part yes. Cars and running out of places to put the snow could be somewhat of a headache also. Thanks.
     
  4. fordsup04

    fordsup04 Member
    Messages: 84

    I see your from easternshore md, what part I am in salisbury. Which college su, wor wic, umes?
     
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I would give a slight discount if there were even a chance of seeing some hot college girls while plowing... :nod:
     
  6. fordsup04

    fordsup04 Member
    Messages: 84

    Maybe they can ride in the truck with the plow. hmmmm need any subs gallden
     
  7. fordsup04

    fordsup04 Member
    Messages: 84

    Maybe they can ride in the truck with the plow. hmmmm need any subs gallden
     
  8. turboplow3

    turboplow3 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    the only college chicks you will see are the ones who wave you down to pull their BMW out. Trust me they will be all bundled up and will only need help.

    I hope for you that you get the sweet one who is in her work out cloths booking it across campus!
     
  9. fordsup04

    fordsup04 Member
    Messages: 84



    I keep it warm in my truck.... very warm ill make sure they sit in it while im hooking the chain up.
     
  10. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    you have never been to maryland...they dress like idiots all the time.... snowing? tight sweater...mini skirt....uggs...

    good views.

    how is the college layed out? are they little lots or big lots? just break it down on how you would do it and price it from there.
     
  11. turboplow3

    turboplow3 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    nope havent. but the college chicks here dress the same i guess. still covered head to toe, just skin tight clothes. they all come from chicago so they dress just like you described. Im a fan of these skin tight pants all the chick wear now (some shouldn't), I think they used to be called "tights" and you wore them under clothes, now they are pants! hope this trend continues like the last few years.

    yeah our college here would be a nightmare, it is lots of little lots. I noticed that they use mostly skidloaders and small tractors with blowers.
     
  12. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    They must be contacting everyone looking for help
     
  13. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    That's a good sized lot......Got a machine? 4x4 Backhoe w/pusher at minimum, 2.5 yd loader a much better choice.