View Full Version : Large Contract Given up

09-07-2000, 10:52 PM
A large lawn care in n. Va gave up a contract because they wouldnt be plowing the property. The turf contract alone is worth $359,000.00
Would anyone on this form give this up and why
All the bid for property is going tobe reopened.

09-07-2000, 10:54 PM
Im from Maine and loading all my lawn care equipment as we speak and my 1ton fords have the plows on em HERE I COME. oh yeah where is it im going??

09-07-2000, 10:54 PM
Are you going to submit a bid?

09-07-2000, 10:56 PM
That would be 15hour or so drive for me.

09-07-2000, 11:04 PM
I sub for this comp at this location and one 6-10 snow I worked a truck and a loader for 2 weeks removing snow 10 hours a day. No snow left on road or berms.
And yes I am going to bid.
This is the largest bid for me times 2

Acute Cut
09-07-2000, 11:10 PM
only 2 times as big? WOW! That is about.......(calculating)...... 450 times bigger than my "BIG" contract. Maybe i should load up my '73 3/4 Ton chevy and pick up a plow on the way. Or maybe, ill just bolt a big 4X10 board to my bumper and call myself a plow man! It could work....... or not.

I wish you the best of luck on your bid sir.

Acute Cut

09-07-2000, 11:24 PM
this company also under bid 2 other propertys by 60,000.00 and now they stop serving them
Now this is a very large and known conpany.

09-08-2000, 10:28 PM
Probably got spooked from that big storm last winter.

09-09-2000, 02:51 AM
Now I'm really curious to know which of the 'big boys' this is. There seems to be one in every crowd.

09-09-2000, 09:45 AM
You know who they are they changed there name the first of the year. They drive white and green trucks.

09-09-2000, 01:49 PM
I can see how they would want to do this in fact its very common around here to lower the bid for maintenance just to get in the door then make up in add ons and especially plowing makes the contract valuable its a real problem for smaller contractors because they cant work at break-even and wait to make profit..there was a thread on this recently its actually a valuable sales technique we learned about in social psychology class

09-10-2000, 12:44 AM
How do they just stop doing an account, here if you tender a job and then you quit you have to pay the difference up to the next bidder. Interesting.
I am pricing a job right now that the lowest bidder isn't preforming as to the comtract, they will likely have to make up the difference.

09-10-2000, 03:02 AM
You're right, I do. We already won back a contract from them for this current season on a large property. If you decide that this one is more than you want to tackle, let me know via e-mail. We'll take maintenance without snow plowing, but not snow plowing without maintenance contract.