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Please help with bidding a 12 plex

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Doug8949, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    I was wondering how much this should go for cause I lost the bid to a guy that bid 120. But he ment 120 per driveway so it would have been 1440 that seems crazy high.

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  2. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    It is a 12 plex other guy bid 120 per garge door and there are 12 of them.
     
  3. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    $1440 for each snowstorm? Does that include salt also? That does seem high. looks like it's a little over a acre combined
     
  4. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    No salt just plow and yes per time it takes under an hour
     
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I am confused (shocker)......is this "12" just the one building or all of them? Because I can't see that one building being more than $140 per push..
     
  6. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    It is one building it is 6 on each side and yes that is why I am confused as well cause I was thinking 175 to 200 tops
     
  7. Jfdvrod

    Jfdvrod Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Something doesn't make sense. We push for $120 per hour, and I think that's about the norm here (some higher some lower). So given the time $120 maybe $150 at most.
     
  8. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    Well I don't know what she was talking about that is how she explained it and yes i got the job for 150 per time I don't know why he is at 1440. Unless he is booked and figured if they take it he would work it in that is the only thing I could think
     
  9. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Is this a new place you are dealing with, was the bid spec in writing and the rest of the communication email a or something. 1400 per month maybe? So you do the property 150 each time you push it on a six inch snow storm it is good for 450? I would want to get it clear real quick.
    Jfdvrod checked out your site nice good cross section of services, I like it.
     
  10. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    No it is not new construction. It has been there for 5 to 7 years and the deal is 150 per push at 2 inches if it snows six inches at one storm I am there 3 times.
     
  11. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    So that is $450?
     
  12. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    Per one storm yes. And the other guys price was 1440 or 120 per driveway/gargedoor. I don't under how he is so high. His price was not per month.
     
  13. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    That is a sweet gig. Good for you!
     
  14. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    He is either really dumb, or really smart. If he got the job, he would be really smart. At that price, he could do just that one job and F off the rest or the time.
     
  15. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    He's just bidding it differently from everyone else seems like. He might be bidding each driveway as a house instead as a whole. You have to look at the whole place combined then adjust your price. If you have a commercial mechanic place with 10 overhead doors, you just don't charge them a driveway price multiplied by the number of doors, this guy might though. You also look at the total lot size combined. That's a acre site. You can't charge 1400 for a Jiffy Lube at 2 inches, no one would pay that but this guy tries for the same acreage based on the number of doors. He must be a true housebanger. I have a 8 acre lot I sub on. Based on what he's doing that's $11,000 for every 2 inches of snow without salt, that's nuts.