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How does my bid sound

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by bristolturf, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    First year really doing commercial work and I have all the needed equipment for this job, but would just like to check with what some others think. Back ground info on the job. Located South of Milwaukee near the IL border in Kenosha County. Its a hoa bid for plowing roads and cul-de-sacs. There is .3 lane miles so the over all total is .6 miles. At the end of each road there are two cul-de-sacs that are roughly 10k sqft. Roads are 25 feet wide with a 40' wide entrance running about 500' on each side. Currently the town plows it, but the HOA is unhappy because they have to pay the town taxes and a charge for plowing so they are looking to bid it out. Trigger is on 2" and then is maintained every 2-4" following. I am thinking about bidding $400 per plow and then $110 per salting. What do you think? To high to low good? There is no walks or drives just strictly roads. Thanks
     
  2. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Due to the upcoming plow season we are experiencing unusually large bid help request volume, please stand by for the next available operator...:waving:
     
  3. bristolturf

    bristolturf Senior Member
    Messages: 435

    haha nice.
     
  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Plowing sounds about right, although salting seems low. Usually salt is almost or as much as per push price. I mean, not always the case, but half wouldn't be out of line.
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Skip the pricing, how LONG is it going to take you to plow it?

    You're selling time, not lane miles.

    You are never going to get a bid at that rate. We can't even be talking an hours worth of work here.

    $400 an hour?

    Good luck