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Old 06-10-2012, 07:07 PM
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Bidding on Commercial Acts.

Hi, first i want to say please dont yell at me to do a search. I did, no luck.

How do I know if there is a company that I can bid on to mow. Lets say office building A has 1.3 acres of mowing. I would charge them x amount of dollars a week. Do i just call and say that i will do it. Or is there a formal bidding process i have to go through? I am just confused on how i can go about bidding on commercial properties.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:09 PM
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Most of the time commercial company's do not put out a bid. Government jobs post bids.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:32 PM
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Someone post the link for the commercial bidding thread thats so awesome!!!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:35 PM
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Someone post the link for the commercial bidding thread thats so awesome!!!
I'd appreciate that.
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I'd appreciate that.
Me too. Bottom line is I gotta get out and call on folks.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:47 PM
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You need to get out there and start networking. I would not suggest you just go around saying you can do it for this or that amount. It may work, but you'll likely piss of some people too. Your best bet is to find out when they renew their contract if they have one and ask to be included in the next round. Then you just contact them periodically to keep a face to the name. The easiest to get is gas stations. The owners are usually cheap and have no loyalty. Good luck.
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Here you go bud!
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=341624
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Great thread, like many of Procuts... however the OP asked how to find the jobs to bid.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:54 AM
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Hi, first i want to say please dont yell at me to do a search. I did, no luck.

How do I know if there is a company that I can bid on to mow. Lets say office building A has 1.3 acres of mowing. I would charge them x amount of dollars a week. Do i just call and say that i will do it. Or is there a formal bidding process i have to go through? I am just confused on how i can go about bidding on commercial properties.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Great thread, like many of Procuts... however the OP asked how to find the jobs to bid.
He needs to read some sort of groundwork on bidding and such and that is why I posted this thread.
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