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Need help bidding this job

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by drivewaydoctor, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Hey guys,

    I need to put my bid in ASAP on this job. They are looking for a seasonal contract (unlimited plowing, 1" trigger) What I really need to know is how much you would expect to see per month for this job?

    I also need to know how much salt I would use on this lot per application. I'm guessing 1/4 ton?

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  2. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    how many events per year?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Looks like a 1/2 hr with your 2 trucks,so go from there.
     
  4. Hmmm I'm guessing 15 to 20 ??? This account is very sensitive... I won;t say who or what the account is for competitor reasons but I would have to make sure it stays pretty clear...
     
  5. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    so say it takes one truck one hour to clear it and its snowing at 1 inch an hour and ur trigger is one inch... looks like ur leaving a truck there if they are that picky. so u need to charge acordingly. also is the building just a business open 9-5 mon thru friday or do they need to be clear at night and weekends?
     
  6. They are 24/7.. Never close and have "clients" coming in all hours of the night...
     
  7. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    well i guess u pretty much have to dedicate a truck to this lot 24/7 and need to charge enough that would cover how much that truck would make on other accounts. i hope the client understands that they are going to have to pay a good amount of money to have this lot properly serviced. looks like u almost need to charge by the inch.