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First Commercial Bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by cmo18, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Hello, this is my first commercial bid on a parking lot. They want a per push quote, starting at 2". I figure it would take me close to an hour and half to drive to the site and finish. My guess is that its a 100m x 80m...How much should I charge? 100$? Im using a short box dodge ram half ton with a 7.5ft mm2

  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    wont take nearly an hour to plow
  3. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I had a similar question recently. So one wekend I went and actually "drove" the lot like I was plowing. I pretended to push/stack/back up. etc..... gives you a real good idea on how long it will take. I highly recommend it
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Was anyone watching you.:drinkup:
  5. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    $100 Kidding?
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    lmao... that would be hilarious
  7. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    yes.. in fact the security guard had my plate queried.... he didnt believe me ..
  8. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    I'd be at 225-250 to plow it and another 125 to sand it. Salting would be higher. I'd quote it 350/push sand included.
  9. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    about 45 minutes, $100 seems a little low, but you know what your area will tolerate.payuppayup
  10. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    W/O the plow I hope:dizzy:
  11. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    if its zero tolerence site, I would agree with turbo; it should take less than an hour.
  12. turbo38sfi

    turbo38sfi Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    You would also need to include a "Just salting" price should you just get an ice storm and it needs to be treated only with no plowing.