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Price seem fair

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by DAZ982500, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I got a call from a NY STATE Residential home for ******** citizens.They wanted a bid for plowing only,no salt no shoveling.The lay out is this.Front of home one driveway, approx. 1.5-2 car lengths long ,1.5-2 wide building structure directly ahead.You must backdrag push to road then off to side.Maybe 5-10 minutes on this.To the right of the home a semicircular driveway raps around the back of the home to a 6 car lot.The dimensions are 6 cars wide 2-3 cars in length.Next to building there is a small driveway one in length one deep with a garage door.You must pull into this area backdrag then push to side.I figure this would take me 1/2 +/- some.This would be the furthest resd/lot form my service area,more gas money,but I do want to secure it.I know there shopping so I am looking at $60.00 per push or seasonal contract of 550.00.Avg snowfall here is 81".7-8 storms per year.I do"nt have huge overhead(insurance,gas ,repairs,truck).TO LOW,HIGH IN BALL PARK.Dave.
  2. Plowfast9957

    Plowfast9957 Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    That sounds about right but dont forget chances are you will have to wait a while for your money so price accordingly.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I would agree that the $60/push sounds fine but the $550 for the year is a little low. If you average 81"/ year and 7-8 pushes then you are pushing on average 10" of snow/snowfall. If this is the case then $60/push might also be low. What is you trigger? If you have to do the 2" snowfalls then you must be plowing more then 8 times.
    Whether they are shopping price or not there is always a # you can't go below. If you know there are a limited # of bidders this might allow you to be a little higher but to have many bidders does not matter to me.
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    whenever you send out an invoice i would leave out the "********" in the title.
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Jay Brown is right, that is just one of those words that stick out.