That clears it up. I figured that it was open purchase order but have always thought that to mean (in the military) that I, as a consumer, have the discretion to purchase items without authorization. 'Never realized that it put the decision in the service provider's hands.
I've got a couple of questions abut an existing contract that I have and would like to talk #s. Maybe it would be more appropriate to discuss them in another forum. Would you mind if I e-mail you with them?
I always bid my lot's by the size and inches 2-4 then 4-6 and above six is at my descretion.I always include sidewalks in the price and rock salt at 30.00 per 50lb and 45.00 for calcium a 50lb.But remeber guys I live in Indiana and the biggest snow so far was 4 1/2 inches.
If you really need help in formulating business systems for snow removal-- including a bidding structure, etc.-- you would be wise to join the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) which provides key building blocks for business systems as well as seasoned expertise on running a snow business.