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Two of the Largest Lots in WNY= stressed

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by spslandscaping, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Need I say more/

    Received a phone call Saturday saying " Hey Ben we need quotes by monday morning". O ok....?

    First Lot-
    Approx 823,978 Sq Ft ( I use GoIlawn).
    Parking Spots- 2490
    Entrances- 3
    Walkways- About 2 miles worth

    Second Lot-
    Approx 565,960 Sq Ft
    Parking Spots- 1800
    Entrances- 2 gated (small)
    Walkways- A lot...

    What is my best approach to quote? Hourly? Spaces? Machinery?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    This should be interesting.

    best of luck with assets listed.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell me more.
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Joint adventure?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,541

    First thing you say is i need another day or two to figure out the logistics.
     
  6. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    grandview, pm me.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    1st thing to say is I'm not able to handle such a large account.

    You'll earn more respect.

    No need to hack together a bid.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015
  8. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    We can handle it. I simply asked on some tips to quote it buddy. You not from WNY, so you wouldnt understand the meaning of " sticking together"!
     
  9. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    I'm with iceyman on this, two big accounts and they want bids in less than a day.

    Tell them you need at least till Wednesday, if they insist on price tell them $750,000.00 each.

    Of course you then tell them, if they give a few days to crunch the numbers then your sure you can do a bit better than that.

    It's not walmart is it? LOL
     
  10. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Huge...HUGE...red flags by needing a bid of that magnitude submitted in 24 hours. Does the person who contacted you actually have the contract or are they a decision maker for the company? And more importantly, do you want to work for someone who operates like that? It doesn't sound like they have their act together. Good luck to you.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Oh, that's precious

    Best of luck.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Someone is price shopping, plain and simple.

    There is no way they respect you enough to give you an actual chance when giving you 48 hours to come up with a bid.
     
  13. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    For sure. Especially when 40 of the 48 hours span over a Saturday & Sunday. :laughing:
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Maybe not, but we do know the meaning of "being buffaloed".
     
  15. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    WINNER! wesport
     
  16. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    A property manager working on a Saturday and needing it by Monday doesn't make any sense. The only thing I can think of is they received a bid from there previous contractor that day, saw the increase in pricing and panicked. They called the OP and several others hoping to have a cheap price locked in by today. Just my .02
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

    Since you can handle it why are you looking for tips on how to quote.
    Also I would think the property manager would have indicated how the bid should be prepared, hourly, per push, seasonal.....
     
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Pit stirrererer.
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

    No Spoon in use here........
    Either the property manger is fresh out of high school and clueless or there's more info than being provided.
     
  20. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    To echo the others above, 1) If you have the experience to handle an account this size, then you don't need our help. 2) If the PM had half a clue about this business, they would know "a legitimate company" will require more time to prepare an ACCURATE bid. 3) If they are this disorganized, how well do you think they pay their bills? Do I need to continue?