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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by sherman, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. sherman

    sherman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    got the chance to bid on a 2 wall mart parking lots snow removal salting, sweeping and landscaping how do I go about biding it for the year in north central Pennsylvania they want to have a month price for all services
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Good luck!!! Landscaping and sweeping shouldn't be hard but the snow??? Guess you could play the averages but if they want out before the averages average you could be in trouble. I'd cap the snow portion somehow(either inches or services) and make anything additional per inch brackets and per app od salt. This way on an average month they have their fixed cost but you're covered if it's a whacky winter.
  3. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Did Walmart send you the specifications on the contract. Anything Ive ever seen from them never had a cap on the snowfall.???????????????????
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    put together a bid proposal and send it in...how are we supposed to know the specs?

    they probably already have there own.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    If you have no idea on how to bid it, then you probabily shouldn't be doing it anyway.
    OH....try the bidding forum.
  6. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Sounds like you got their standard one size fits all contracts. You dont have to put in a flat monthly fee for plowing. Bid it per push if you want. The landscape contracts are weird too. Calls for fixing all broken sprinklers, replacing plants, etc.and hand watering when many times none of it applies to every store.
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    you can't do that or you'll never get the contract. i bid on wal-marts regularly but they want exact budget numbers on most of them, so if they requested seasonal rates, i doubt there is going to be any flexible room.
  8. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    sesonal contracts for plowing are pretty easy now if you have to include salt it gets a little tricky. For snowplowing figure out what you have need for one plowing times it by whatever your average plowings are for the year times it by that.Some years you make out real well and the next ones not so good.
  9. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    You want weird, Meijers has a reverse on-line auction. Instead of going up with the bid, it starts high and goes down. When it gets so low that no one else wants to bid, the low bidder gets it. It is fun to watch, but I'll never win.