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How to bid on commercial accounts/

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by nydirt, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. nydirt

    nydirt Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Im trying to get information on plowing and salting bank parking lots and atm locations (in ny). does anyone know if this is a bidding process? if so who do you contact in order to place a bid. im havin trouble finding any of this out on the web. thanks
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Why do so many people wait till the end of December to try and figure out what they want to do for the winter? I know this is redunduant, but I have had all but 1 of my contracts signed by the end of September to the middle of October. The 1 exception has been a new lot that called me.
    If you want to bid on these banks, then about the first week in August you need to start talking to the branch managers, and asking them what thier plans are for snow removal for the upcomming season. You can't go in when the season is 25 to 30% over and start asking to pick up new accounts.
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    companies get prepared for winter before it snows. homeowners on the other hand wait till its in the forecast or call during the storm to see if you can fit them into your route. try picking up some houses :nod:
  5. nydirt

    nydirt Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    not trying to do it this winter. just an idea for next year. So the branch managers are in charge of it. ok thanks for the reply, ill give it a shot .
  6. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Dont forget about your local Credit Union Branches. These are our largest accounts for winter services.
  7. docsgmc

    docsgmc Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    do you have to bid every year for the same account's??/