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Walmart Bidding

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by DeSnowman, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    I was just contacted by Walmart on Thursday, there current contractor advised them that they would not be able to fulfill the contract.
    That being said they want proposals for snow, landscaping and parking lot sweeping, by tomorrow. Taking contract over April 12th.

    Ok landscaping and sweeping is completed. Now to work on Snow
    the parking lot is 555,389 square feet, 12.75 acres. Over 850 parking spaces, three loading docks.
    they want by the push and a seasonal price.
    12.1- priced by additional inch
    I have heard the horror stories of Walmart and the management companies.

    Any suggestions would be helpful thanks:mechanic:
  2. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    PS: I have additional equipment looking to use five trucks and two front end loaders with boxes, Two ATV's and snow blowers.
  3. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    Cant help you with pricing due to the fact I don't know your costs or your market or how you run your business or anything aboot you or your company for that matter.....

    But.....5 Trucks and 2 loaders is a wee bit mulch to service 12 acres....
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Think about Walmart pricing in those stores. That's how they want you to bid
  5. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    i would talk to the current contractor and get his/her side of the story. Too many big box horror stories on this site.
  6. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    You working directly with Wally World or thru a management company?
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,605

    How many events per year , inches per event, go back seven years or so and get an average. Whats the insurance gonna cost. How much an hour your cost to operate.
  8. DeSnowman

    DeSnowman Member
    Messages: 50

    last year 20 inches six events, year before 40.5 inches, 8 events, i don't know about years before that. I have insurance already in place for other sights we do, so there would not be an increase in cost. I would be working I assume with Wally world directly, thats who called me.
  9. zjfisher

    zjfisher Member
    Messages: 34

    just wanna follow along
  10. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    5 trucks and 2 loaders you will have that property done in about an hour. That's a lot of equipment to throw on one property. I do a 30 plus acre property with 2 trucks, 2 loaders, and 1 salt truck.
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,257

    Why do they need a quote in 1 day?

    First red flag for me.

    Unless they all end up in a pile because they keep running into each other.

    Looks like we're going back to the days of me getting an EMPTY 10 acre lot done in 1.5 hours with a truck and 2" of powder.

    Oh, and subscribed.
  12. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,921

    In for the :laughing:

    5 trucks and 2 loaders. That would be a sight to see. If you think you need that much iron, you and a certain cameltow feller from Philly would get along great!

    A loader and a truck would be more than enough.
  13. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,923

    One Truck and one Loader........That will be too much equipment for the price you are gonna get......xysport
  14. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    The local Walmart is about the same area. They use 2 loaders with 16 foot push boxes, two single axle dumps with 9 foot blades and a skid with a 8 foot push box. I'm of the opinion you should have more equipment than you need just in case.
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,257

    I stand by my statement in the other thread.
  16. F250/XLS

    F250/XLS Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 144

  17. F250/XLS

    F250/XLS Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 144

    We did One that size for 15 years ,,, conected
    To a Rona and two other store ,,thé last
    Four years of thé contract we had
    1 new holland TV 145 to blow off piles
    1 GMC 4500 9 foot blade
    1 GMC 5500 9 foot blade
    1 backhoe
    1-12 wheeler if needed
    1 small pickup to do some trimming
    The thing is , job must be done
    by 7 am . By that Time only
    Thé small pick up would be allowed.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,257

  19. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,248

    I would have that snow removed the next day by 7:00 am.
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    They must have stopped in there to grab breakfast as there is no one that is still in business that would dedicate that much equipment for a Walmart unless it's the distribution centre.