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Question on a bid request...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by DCL, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    I received a bid request for a small commercial job. Normally I price out per storm prices. However, they have requested a per push price. That is okay and easy enough to figure. They want me there every 2 inches. On their bid request it is set up as follows...

    Plow 2-5" $ Per push
    Plow 6-10" $ Per push
    Plow 11"+ $ Per push

    ...They do not want it priced per storm so why do they have inches set up? For instance a 6-10" storm I would be there 3-5 times. Wouldnt it just be the same "X" amount per push for all of them? Or am I missing somthing here?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Because they don't think that way. Just like they want it plowed every 2 inches but they want a price for 11+ inches.If you didn't show up for the 2 inches what makes them think your going to be there for a foot of snow?
  3. asps4u

    asps4u Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    That's what I was just trying to figure out. :laughing:

    Sounds like someone who doesn't know what they are looking for but heard someone else mention these numbers before. :rolleyes:
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Fire off a seasonal bid to them and explain that with this type of bid they will be able to budget the snow season with no surprises.
  5. DCL

    DCL Member
    Messages: 95

    Yeah, it makes no sense to me. Basically contradicts itself. I called and the lady and varified they want a per visit price, so I just filled them all in the same "x" amount of dollars. Hope it works I guess...