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Help with bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Extreme Prop., Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Extreme Prop.

    Extreme Prop. Junior Member
    from 48356
    Messages: 3

    Hi, need some help with this property. There is approx. 37,000 sq ft asphalt that is wide open & approx. 950 sq ft sidewalks. The problem I'm having is that this lot is 45min away from me. So I would have to figure on additional 2hrs round trip for drive time if the roads are a mess. I'm affraid that I will not be able to be competive with other companies,but i still want to put in bid because this is a zero tolerance lot meaning I would salt on a dusting. So I have come up with $400 to plow every 4" and $220 ton per salt. This seems high to me, what do you think? I'm
    located in michigan 1hr north of Detroit.
     
  2. hosejockey4506

    hosejockey4506 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    I would never travel that far.

    I live in fenton and we have accounts in northern flint all the way to just south of brighton. 30 minutes each way. it becomes a pain in the butt when you need to get there for a clean up or some little problem.
     
  3. Extreme Prop.

    Extreme Prop. Junior Member
    from 48356
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for the input, thats what i was thinking all along. I was just thinking if the numbers where good it might be worth it.
     
  4. Extreme Prop.

    Extreme Prop. Junior Member
    from 48356
    Messages: 3

    Any other help would be great. Is the pricing way to high or maybe not even enough?
     
  5. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    There has to be enough work closer than that. I'm with hosejockey. I'd pass. Too many variables to cause a service failure.