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Need help on Commercial bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by truckitup, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Working on a bid for a 357,723 SQ feet lot. It will need a loader and a 14-16 foot pusher. Plus salt. It is an easy push. They need the front, and part of the back of it done by 9am and then all of it after 4pm. They currently have a per push rate, and a per ton on salt. We average about 100 inches of snow here a year.

    I do not like the per push rate due to the Loader expense and last year winter of 55 inches of snow, you can lose you’re a$$ quick. I want to bid it as an unlimited per push contract with salting per trip. Any help would be great.

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So you want a seasonal price?
  3. truckitup

    truckitup Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Seasonal On the Plowing, and a per trip on the salting. They will not do a seasonal with both included. I wish they would.

  4. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    How many events on average? I think I would push that for about $738 per push in my area then I would multiply by average number of events. Grandview explained the seasonal deal to me and ive had good success so far and i highly recommend it. As far as salt you have about 8 acres there and about 275lbs/acre average. I mark my salt up about 3x purchase cost thats how i do it.