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Private subdivision bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by M&M Services, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    Hey guys, I was wondering where to start on this bid? It is a private subdivision, 2 entrances, with 22 houses in it. We would be responsible for the houses, their sidewalks, and the streets. They do not want salt. Here is a pic

    Thank you,
    Mike

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  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    You might start by breaking it into sections (and driveways). Then develop a bid for each section (for your own use). Then consider "discounts" for proximity. Pretty soon, you'll have something you can take to whoever is asking for the bid. This is ONLY if the whole thing is a package with one person responsible for payment. Otherwise, develop a price for each person and do not take into consideration that you MAY get other "sections".
     
  3. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    Thank you for the info. The bid is going to a few people on the board for the subdivision so it is a package deal.. Now i know it is hard based on the pic, but what would be the ball park for the streets?
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    2" of snow

    1 hour for the streets, 1 to 1.5 more for the driveways. (hard to see the driveways)

    SWAG
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I won't even try to guess without being there in person. Just too many variables and unseen obstacles. I don't even give estimates over the phone up here without going for an on-site visit first. And you're halfway across the country.
     
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    This looks like a pain in the buttox! I also think on a 2" snow your going to be there for 3-4 Hrs. Looks like a maze of walks and drives - none of which is very straight forward. Keep in mind they will be particular and cheap! If I had to give them a price I would try $1100.00 on the low end and $1500.00 to actually make it worth while.
     
  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Looks like a fun one to me:dizzy:. I dont know where to start. I am no help today. sorry. good luck.
     
  8. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    LOL.. Thanks for the insight guys... It will be a pain in the ass for sure! But hey it is worth a shot.
     
  9. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

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  10. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

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