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predicting snow amounts for next year???

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by goodlivin33, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. goodlivin33

    goodlivin33 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    I have been asked to give a bid to a condo community that has to include all the regular mowing responsibilities as well as clean ups and seeding ect...but they are asking me to give them a 12 month rate for all the mowing and snow with salt any ideas...thanks ...I was thinking take an average of 20 snow events and the amount of salt i think i would use per and multiplying that out and what i want for the mowing chores and adding ten dividing by 12 what do you think
  2. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    Thats how I do would do it. Would try for a salt per time or at least keep a cap on the total. Just find out the average amount of plowable events over the last 10-15 years
  3. goodlivin33

    goodlivin33 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    i was thinking about calling the local airport to see how many events they have had any other ideas as to were to get that info?
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    You can get that info from NOAA if you dig through the local forecast office website.
  5. goodlivin33

    goodlivin33 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    thanks appreciate the help i will try tomorrow...thanks again
  6. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
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  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    If you do take a contract like that, you should at least try to get a three year contract.

    That way you can spread out the costs for snow removal over those years so that you can make up for one year if you had a bad previous year.

    Most places won't budge on the pricing and won't take the "Cap" as part of the plan. They want a set cost and that's it.
  8. goodlivin33

    goodlivin33 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    that is exactly what i was going to do and they even mentioned that i could give them a bid for 3 years..thanks for the advise