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What do YOU think?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by MainePlowGuy, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. MainePlowGuy

    MainePlowGuy Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 16

    I have an inside at this office.

    The owner "got Killed" Last yer on a per push contract (90 " of snow last year) So know he getting bidds from everyone in town. It loks like he's going to go with the low bidder, i really want the job but i don't want to lose $$ doing it.

    Current low bid is:

    100.00 per storm
    35.00 for salt

    They need to be done by 7am. When i asked the MGR getting the bids if that guy would com back at lunch if we were getting an inch an hour she said she didn't know, i think i know.:D

    Should I Run?

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    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Is the lot gravel. It looks it from the pic. How long do you think it will take you. If you want it that bad, I would put your bid where you think it should be, but not low enought to where you lose money on it. Its not worth it. How picky are they about things? I see its a medical center of some sort. They are usually the picky-est of all people.
  3. MainePlowGuy

    MainePlowGuy Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 16

    Where the two lines of cars are in the back is gravel. I'm thinking it will take me 45 min inc shovel small stairs and handicap ramp. I'm probably going to give them a per storm of 2"- 5", 7-10 ,11" +
    and 50.00 for salt. Then hope there not happy getting plowed once per storm and call me
  4. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    To answer your question, yes run. I would never plow a gravel lot for 100 bucks.
  5. Redneck

    Redneck Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Yeah, Id have nothing to do with that JMO
  6. MainePlowGuy

    MainePlowGuy Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 16

    About 25% Gravel
  7. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Run Forest, RUN!
  8. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    ahhh maybe.....NO!

    why jeopardize that nice new blade for renenue $100.00
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I would PASS.
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Do it for less and plow it 4x and salt it 4x per storm-you'll do alright.