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Help with this ..How much would you charge

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by melver78, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. melver78

    melver78 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I need help bidding for these two parking lots. The first lot: has 39,000 sq ft.
    The second lot: has 11,000 sq ft. Both of the lots want plowing and salt. And i need help deciding how much i should charge each client. Since this is my first time going for commercial bidding. And which would be the best method to charge per push? Hourly or seasonal?

    Any advice will be appreciated.




    I have a 2000 chevy with a 8.2 v plow
    I also have a 2014 f250 with a 8.2v plow
     
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    You just listed 3 diff charge methods. What does the customer want? I'd suggest staying away from hourly & finding out what the customer wants, either per visit or seasonal.
     
  3. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    What do you think it's worth? Let's compare.
     
  4. melver78

    melver78 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  5. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Try breaking it down into section you know how long it would take & figure out that way how long it will take, this works with walks, salting & plowing, then mutiply that by your rate & you figured out per visit.
    To figure out a seasonal look up your areas weather stats via the net multiply that amount of average servicable events by what you want/need to make & there is your sesonal price.
     
  6. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    it would be like posting on the dentist forum and asking how to bid on a root canal.
    bid what your overhead is plus a comfortable profit margin .
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  7. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    Big lot and small lot

    $30 and $15 per push
    $11.18 and 5.68 per hour
    $250 per season and $88.15 per season

    *Please note, all quotes include a 12 pack of Hamm's beer
     
  8. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    On second thought, I'd add a bag of pork rinds to the quote
     
  9. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Without pictures from google earth or findlotsize all we can do is make wild guesses.
     
  10. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    A large black and a box of Tim bits, seriously pictures please.