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bidding on three year accounts

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by turbo5560, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. turbo5560

    turbo5560 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    how do you go about bidding on three year accounts? a certain percetage every year? they want the bid by an hourly rate so lets say the rate is x, do you go x for this year and then x for 5-10% for the next year?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    if the rate is say $100 this year, add 3.5% a year should cover you

    so next year it would be $103.50

    and the next would be $107.12

    this is what i have done with 3 year contract and it covered my rear even when fuel went up so much
  3. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    I agree + a 3 year contract lets you invest in new equipment, knowing you have work for the next 3 years.
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Yes but our one client just shaved off the last year

    I think they got someone cheaper