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Need Help with bid.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Longae29, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Wondering if someone can do a bid for me. This property manager is "asking me" for a bid for a 325,000 sq ft. parking lot, she says I can get it if my price is right. Can you guys prepare the bid for me, then email it to me, also tell me what kinda trucks I should use, and how much salt, and sidewalk labor I need too. I tried looking at my keyboard but there isnt a search button, I "already know" what i want to charge, just seein if you guys came in mulch the same as me, I don't wanna get burnt on this one. If you dont give me a 100% straight answer, you probably just have a lot of posts and ain't know what you're talking about.
     
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    bump, c'mon guys.
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Let me get right on that for you.:salute:
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    If you provide the address, I can charter a jet so I can get an aerial view. Then I will contact NOAA for the previous 20 years of snowfall data. I will calculate your drive time, analyze salt usage, then rent a conference room at the Hilton so I can give you a full PowerPoint presentation. Would that be OK?

    As for trucks, you definitely want a cummings. They only have one turbo, which is of course mulch better. And you don't need no ballast with that truck. Bosch plows r good 4 u 2 use.

    Or, just bid it for $100 a pass, or $50K for the season. Let me know what works best for you and your busy schedule of watching TWC.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's been over an hour! Do you want my help or not!?!?!?
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    U just think u know a lot cuz you got 1,100 posts. Ur ideas sounds good but theres gotta be someone else who can help me mulch more than u. C'mon guys, I need this by the end of today.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    LMmulchO :drinkup:
     
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Dont be a ASS to this guy, help him out....

    .... Dont listen to this guy you dont want a cummins, You need a Few S-10's or Rangers.

    If you really want to speed up the plow time I'd put big equipment on the lot... So maybe a F150 would work well for you.

    Salt I'm not sure... Depends on how much you put down per event.... But if you take the whole family to WENDY's for lunch & Dinner, however many salt packets they can fit in there pockes should be enought.
     
  9. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I caunt doo mulch fur yu if yuo dont postt a wurthlesss map. xysport
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    When you said biq equipment, I was thinking Dakota or T100.

    But an F150? Wow! Short bed or long? You must have spent a long time doing the math to justify the big stuff.
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    E Mail sent with the bid packet. I think it looks good with color graphs on your winter total ,production times for plowing salting totals with 6 different kinds of spreaders ,also tossed in a sidewalk calculation and types of shovels that will be used.Also gave them several payment plans.I had the insurance company also work out any details for slip and fall claims . And lastly the lawyers signed off on to ,they said they will take care of any problems through out the season.
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    GV, you continue to raise the bar. I would tell you you're my hero, but I already said that to a couple other guys this week.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    They needed a second opinion :D
     
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Well you know I alway say go big or go Home!
     
  15. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I just broke the 1,000 mark to become a PS Addict. I didn't realize that all the newbees wouldn't respect me anymore.:confused:
     
  16. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    bump it up~!
     
  17. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    columbo.jpg

    :::what does mulch have to do with this?:::

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  18. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Longae. made me laugh. Mulch still going on around here. A150 short box would be too mulch truck for that lot. Ask her how mulch she paid last year. Tell her you have too mulch equipment and really need the work, your kids eat too mulch food, and you never got mulch money from obama. How mulch snow do you usually get? Got to go I am mulch too busy getting the rigs ready.
     
  19. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    I was actually doing a search for something, and I came across this thread where I was asking for help, and I was like what the....?
     
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Would you quit posting that picture of yourself. :cool: