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What format do you use to sumbit your bids?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by PPNH, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. PPNH

    PPNH Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Hey guys after using the search tool i came up short and didn’t find much.

    What format do you guys use when submitting your bids? Do you guys use a single "template" and just change the numbers and services in scope to fit the job? Or do you write up a brand new bid for every job?

    Submitting bids can become time consuming rather fast when writing up a bid sheet for each individual job.

    Currently i have been using basically a cover letter introducing myself and the company with a brief overview of experience, equipment and services we provide. Attached with a custom bid that was written up specifically for the job. (This takes a lot of time)

    Does anyone have a more efficient way of doing it? Or have a template they would like to share for ideas?

    Thanks guys and good luck with bidding this season!
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I do seasonal,so I give them a price and break it down to into 5 payments. Mostly starts will will plow until it stops snowing and starts after 2 inches are on the ground. Salt is extra.
  3. PPNH

    PPNH Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    ok thanks for the quick reply,

    when writing your bids, do you use the same format all the time? like do you have a document that you use a template then make very few changes too for the specific job?

    so assume your were bidding on a Mcdonalds and a Burgerking... would your bid/proposel look identical just with differant numbers?
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have a one page agreement ,very basic.Name ,address and seasonal price.
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    I have 8 different templates saved on quickbooks, so I just select the template based on what type of quote I'm giving, and change the names, times, dates, and $'s. its a pretty quick process, and then if you want to rebid next year, you just hit duplicate estimate, change the dates and print.