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Old 01-03-2008, 02:04 AM
packey packey is offline
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Bid questions

I was speaking with an upper level manager of a large property management co in my area and was asked to give a pricing per equipment hour, and man hour. This is not specific to any property. This is not how I normally price. I am used to giving a bid per property for the grounds contract based on sevral areas.
1. Mowing, weedeating edge and blow I bid by sq foot
2. aeration I bid by equipment hour
3. Fertilization I bid by square foot
4. bed pre and planting by man hour + materials used

If I top dress I charge per hour depending on the rental rate of the equipment.

My big issue is I do not care to show the company what i charge per square foot. Because I use a graduated scale according to square foot. It sorta goes like this. for 75000 + i charge .004 for 40,000 to 75000 i charge .005 and for under 40,000 I charge .006 This is my commercial rate.

How would you write up a proposal for this company
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:59 PM
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Is this your mowing rate or or fertilizer rate? what is your residential rates in comparison? I would disclose the amount to them. Your in the business to make money and the smaller the property the rate will go up.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:04 PM
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i think your graduated scale is completely reasonable, i don't think it would turn any educated person off to your services because you have a graduated pricing arrangement. Plus i don't know what he wants to know your cost/hr of anything. He should just be looking at the bottom line.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:12 AM
SpringHillTnLandscaping SpringHillTnLandscaping is offline
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No one should be insulted by what you have. I actually don't tell them as much as you do. GL
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:37 AM
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Just so I understand...

Someone who has a acre will pay less that someone with say 39k? Is this a typical type of scale around the country?
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:46 AM
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Just so I understand...

Someone who has a acre will pay less that someone with say 39k? Is this a typical type of scale around the country?
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