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02-26-2008, 10:29 PM
I bid a contract and get under bid by 20,000.00 with fuel prices the way they are i think he's nuts theres no way he can do it for that and the place has 52 acres and if thats not alot for you get this he lock his bid in for three years at that let me know what you guys think about that?:waving:

02-26-2008, 10:50 PM
What was total cost of bid?

02-26-2008, 11:06 PM
His cost was 21,000.00 per year and he locked that price in for three years they ask me a few question and i told them to give it to him for that price because i can not do it for that.

02-26-2008, 11:12 PM
How many times does it need mowing?

02-26-2008, 11:18 PM
once a week in most areas but up around the main building twice a week because it is watered.

02-26-2008, 11:48 PM
Sorry I meant for the season

02-28-2008, 12:33 PM
32 times a year but the part that is water gets mowed twice a week and we have to double cut it because it is fertilized .

02-28-2008, 12:40 PM
I think you'll get a phone call sometime saying, "um the other guy went out of business, are you still interested?" lol

02-28-2008, 01:32 PM
I think you'll get a phone call sometime saying, "um the other guy went out of business, are you still interested?" lol

I agree. Forget about mowing that one section twice per week. Even if all 52acres was mowed once per week for 32 weeks, it amounts to about $12 per acre. No way! I don't know though, if the other LCO is an idiot, which he seems to be, he probably don't understand his costs. He will look at that $21,000 each year and think he is making money. :laugh:

Even if there was no string trimming, edging, shrub pruning, or blowing that is way too cheap. Add in those extra details and this guy is servicing this property for fun, or as a charity case....

02-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Where did all the other bids come in at, around the same as yours?

02-28-2008, 06:03 PM
Tractor and 17' batwing mower I hope everyone is using at that pricing. You bid it at $24 an acre which sounds good for the situation (if your using that equipment).

02-28-2008, 06:10 PM
I probably I got it wrong since the bid was already lost...
But what I don't get is why would you say "you should let the other guy have it?"

What's going on here, if your bid was lost the other guy has it by default, why the option?

02-28-2008, 09:00 PM
The reason i said that was because the guy told me that they had to go with his bid because it was the lowest and that why i told him that he could have the job because i would not be able to come close to his price. his bid was 21,000.00 the other bids where from 34,000 to 46,000 so that was a pretty low also found out that they do another facilty that is around 30-40 acres for 11,000 and the person has about 140,000 dollars worth of equipment and been it this business for a while but i still don't know how you can go that low and make it.:waving: