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Please help me bid these. HELP

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by fireboy6413, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Here are a few pics, the first two is roadway only, no parking space, they have someone doing all the spaces. No salt either. The third pic road and spaces, Everything in yellow needs to be plowed, and the pink dots are where the snow will be piled. Please help me.

    Lawrence Park1.jpg

    Lawrence Park2.jpg

    Roundtree.jpg
     
  2. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    also theses complexes are right next to each other.
     
  3. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Yes I know this is the wrong thread for this, I didn't realize it, I tried starting it in bidding, but it wont let me upload pics. Sorry
     
  4. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Anybody, i really need some direction on these ive never bidded on something thos big
     
  5. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    all I need is a ball park, is their anyone even out their
     
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    First pic around $250, maybe a little less, probably be there for up to 3 hours at the most. Second pic around $100, may take an hour, give or take. Third pic around $160, probably would be there for close to 2 hours. Those would probably be my prices using pretty close to my hourly rates.

    Brant
     
  7. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Thank you, the first two are just the yellow no spaces, basically just come in and do a run through.
     
  8. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    anyone else have an idea for me
     
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    have you measured it at all?

    why equipment are you using?

    if you have a truck with an 8ft plow figure 1acre per hour or about 44250 sqft.
    figure how much you want to make per hour and how long it will take you. multiply.

    why no salt? who is liable for slip and fall once you have come through?
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    that's funny. I noticed your from Mt Airy. I'm doing a large clean up job down there tomorrow.
     
  11. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    what kind of clean up? where in mt. airy?
     
  12. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I will be using a mason dump with a 9 foot blade, and no I have not measured the lots yet
     
  13. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I wouldn't trust to have someone else do the lots and you do the road. What are they going to do with the snow? What time are they going to be moving the snow? Before or after you? Who takes care of a slip and fall right on the line between your plowing and their plowing? What happens when either of you push snow in the others area?
     
  14. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    The complex has their own truck, just to do the parking spaces, also they will be doing the walkways. I believe they will be putting the snow in the same areas in pink
     
  15. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    anyone else have an idea, also I will be plowing every 2 inches, so per push
     
  16. Dan s

    Dan s Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 12

    i agree with him but he is in the mid west and things are probably a lot cheaper there. you need to adjust your hourly rate for the northeast. otherwise your gonna get hosed and lose money. figure your time times your hourly rate and there you go.