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Help bidding post office

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ShawcrossSR, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    Need help bidding on this post office lot located upatate NY. The true lot size is .30 acres without the building. I was thinking $60 per push. Would love to hear some input, thanks.

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  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Can't speak for others, one hour min, 100.00
     
  3. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    Good tip, I will keep that in mind thanks!
     
  4. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Will you be salting and doing walkways also? Trigger depth?
     
  5. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    The gentleman who plowed it the last few years strictly plowed the lot. 2" Trigger
     
  6. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    I was thinking about putting salting and the walkways in the bid as well though.
     
  7. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I would say aim for the $100. Looks like it should be a easy lot, especially if you can push to the back (top of that photo) easily that would make it really simple, but also looks like there is parking there.

    I would add salting and sidewalks, it is a post office, so there will be foot traffic, and you don't want a slip and fall claim.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  8. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    The lot itself shouldn't be to bad. In years past the snow has been stacked in the back left corner of the lot. Thanks for the advice guys I think I'm going to run with it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  9. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    So another $40 for the walkways and salt?
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I do a post office, are they paying by check still or by credit card only?
     
  11. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    As far as I know check grandview.. I may be wrong though...
     
  12. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    They pay us strictly by credit card, and we still have outstanding bills from last year.
     
  13. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    I'll have to check into that the guy who had it last year is no longer plowing he made it sound like check so I'll have to figure that out when I send in my bid. That's never good when you don't get paid do you think they are going to pay you at all fourdiamond?
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why? My post master has one for the office ,whips it out and pays right there.
     
  15. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    What's your input on a bid grandview? The reading I've done on here your def a very knowledgeable individual. (Also a fellow New Yorker)
     
  16. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Depends,what part of ny and snowfall totals,
     
  17. ShawcrossSR

    ShawcrossSR Member
    Messages: 34

    30 year average is 100.2 inches last year we had 147.3 inches. I'm up towards the snowbelt north of Syracuse
     
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    IMO $40 is far to cheap for walks and salting. On a salt only night, to drive there and salt the walks and lot is worth a lot more.
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If that one is like mind ,the cleaning lady salts the sidewalk around the building,Maybe 3k for the season.
     
  20. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,576

    The two p.o.'s we do changed early this year, credit card only now.

    FYI their budget is probably $2,500 for the season.