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New H.O.A. wants me to bid. Need some help please.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Loni1113, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Loni1113

    Loni1113 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 100

    I have a new neighborhood looking for a bid. They want one price for just the private streets and parking. They want another price for the streets/parking/and sidewalks. Then a third price for the streets/parking/sidewalks/driveways. All of the prices should be seasonal and including salt. Any help would be appreciated...... The total distance for the circle road is .20 miles. The sidewalks are only on the inside block of the image.

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
  2. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Figure by time

    I would figure how much time each individual drive would take you. Say each drive would take 5 minutes, multiple by the total, and figure out what you'd like to make per hour. As far as the road, this shouldn't take long. I'd drive it out at plow speed, and multiple by 4 for 4 total passes. Once again figure the time.

    Remember that you'd want to do the walks first, then the roads, and finally the drives.

    Hopefully, you know enough to use the proper equipment.
     
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    how much snow do they get?
     
  4. Loni1113

    Loni1113 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 100

    well the average here is roughly 50-51 inch's a year. So at a 2 inch trigger we would be contracting for 25 push's.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Where are you going to push the snow? Do you have the equipment to move snow around? that place needs vees, buckets or expandable wings. Are you going to have to haul it away?

    If you don't do the drives who will? you want it all or nothing. There's no good place to put snow when doing the drives but the street. outside driveway guys will just cause you problems keeping the streets and sidewalks clean.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  6. Loni1113

    Loni1113 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 100

    Well a friend of mine lives in the neighborhood, and the last 2 years the HOA decided against having the drives done and left that to the home owners to do. I really think this year will be the same. But they want me to bid it with all 3 options anyway. I only have 1 truck right now. I have an atv and also a skidsteer. (though I have never used the skid for snow removal before). Am I getting to in over my head on this job? If they decided on just the walks and street is this something I could do with the equipment I have?
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Ask yourself, Where am I going to put the snow? from what i can see there's no where. That means you have tomove it somewhere. how are you going to do it?
     
  8. Loni1113

    Loni1113 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 100

    From the entrance to the place on the bottom of the pic, everything on the left side all the way back is the only place to put it. The bottom left corner is actually a retaining pond that has a drain at the bottom. And in the back left is the only other place to put it really
     
  9. bakerc8

    bakerc8 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    if you get all 3 pieces working you could do it just fine
     
  10. Loni1113

    Loni1113 Senior Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 100

    Now they are saying they only need me to bid the streets and sidewalks. I am thinking the streets will onlyt take about a half an hour roughly. And the few sidewalks will take about an hour at most. Is bidding this job at 180 per push with a 2 inch trigger to high or is that a good figure?
     
  11. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    In my market you'd be way high. But pricing is VERY regional.