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Help with bid...

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by sdmaintenance, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. sdmaintenance

    sdmaintenance Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 9

    Ok new here to the forum... been plowing for 4 yrs.
    I was recently awarded two banks in my area. They are very close together and have one drive-through. Each one has about 15 parking spots.They wanted a seasonal contract to unclude salt.
    I put my bid in at $5200 for both. Low and behold I got the bid... So what do you guys think? Did i bid it to low?
    Thanks!
     
  2. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Stand by for thread relocation...prsport
     
  3. Greenway

    Greenway Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    yes and no

    It depends on how much time you think the properties will take you and the amount of salt you are planning on using for the season. If your salt is is more then 1/3 the cost and your plowing is 1/3 then you leave your self with a 1/3 profit. I mean 2600 per location just in salt your looking at roughly $833 in just salt and well thats only 5.4 tons do you think you can get by the season with only that? To me i think thats low but it depends on what area of the county your in and how much snow you averagly recieve