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help with commercial bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by lmarine, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35


    trouble with this bid could i get some input here
    Help estimate this place Plow and salt lot and Then sidewalk with calcium cl on walks 2" trigger per push per ton
    does $150.00 push sound???? my guess is 1.0 ton salt? 2 bags cc
    Equipment ford f700 5 yard dump 10' blade with spreader on back
    chevy 2500 7.5 blade
    snow blowers misc shovel walk behind salt dog spreaders 3 guys total

  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    When you say plow and salt with a 2" trigger does that mean under 2" you salt only or do nothing?

    I think I could plow that in 1 hour. I counted the parking spaces and it looks to be 200'X200'. I have a 8'6" plow with Western Pro Plus Wings. If I was to send a broker I would bid at 90 minutes. After plowing salt should be closer to 1,000lbs. If you are trying to salt out 1 1/2" then you would need more. 100lbs of Cal. from a spreader should be fine but throwing it by hand will take more. We bought a Epoke mini last year($1200) and I saved at least that in salt on 8 places.
  3. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    so here is what i come up with what do ya think????

    1.5 hours @ $125 hour = $187.00 per push upto 5"

    each salt application 1ton@ $150 applied &2 bags Calcium @$18 bag +$186

    $370.00 total to plow and then salt the place does this sound right? or?

    bid is due by Friday thanks guys
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    I think 200 even for salting would be a good number and the time seems right with that price.good luck hope you get the job.
  5. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    thanks for reply Iam still alittle bit of a rookie here I sure dont want to be a lowballer just want to make a living but i want to be in the right on the price if iam too low or way to high they might say i am nuts i just dont want to come in too high I just bid a small lot on the same pricing concept and i was almost double the price of the other guy needles to say the owner looked at me like a theif how could i be off that much? on the other hand i do carry a mil in insurance and gas we all know about that well i think i will bid this as is maybe boost to $200 on salting sounds even anyway thanks
  6. lmarine

    lmarine Member
    Messages: 35

    Ok first thanks for the reply guys and youre input it really helped me to figure this one now the crazy part i did not get this bid the guy who did is charging $125.00 per push and including salt HOW???? wow thanks again
  7. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    cause hes not very smart. or hes not salting and figures he can do it in an hour
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    and i dont have a dump so i figure 120an hour on my 7'6'' if i had a 10ft it would be well over that
  9. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    and i dont have a dump so i figure 120an hour on my 7'6'' if i had a 10ft it would be well over that. theres no way i would touch that lot for less then 200 thats an hour and a half for me and i am not sure if i could get it done in that.
  10. Ultra

    Ultra Member
    Messages: 45

    Keep your ethics

    Make a courtesy call and let them know you appreciate the opportunity to bid If for any reason your snow removal service doesnt work out Tell them (if) I have room for you on your :snow route you will help them out, but your price may be a little higher because of the additional pressure because of all your clients you have now. You know you just picked up a real good account. :salute:
  11. T-Trim

    T-Trim Senior Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 207

    How big is the lot??