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Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 3-G Man, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. 3-G Man

    3-G Man Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1

    We are currently providing snow removal for a food processing facility that has 395,000 sq. ft. of pavement and have been asked to quote another site that is 465,000. This is our 3rd year at the first location and have been using 2 Chevy 2500HD's with Hiniker plows, both are equipped with Western tail gate spreaders. We also have a sub contractor that has a Case 580L with a 12' Storm Snow Box on it. The initial site was bid as a straight per hour rate, the number of pieces of equipment times the number of hours and this has worked well thus far. We can handle the other facility if we win the bid, our sub has another 580L with a 12' Pro-Tech that he uses to clean his church with along with a new Case track skid steer that he would be willing to by a 10' box for. We have 2 subs with pickups that are interested in more work but on top of that I feel like we should rent a loader and buy a 14' or 16' box for that. My question is thas, are you guys bidding mostly as an hourly rate per machine, using a flat rate contract for the year, or using a combination of the two and how are you pricing the salt applications? Thanks for your help!