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Old 03-01-2010, 03:25 AM
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A job I didn't get.

It's getting a little competitive here. The job is for a homeowners association. It had minimal blowing. 2.5 acres of grass in 3 different areas cut 31 times a year. 3,000 feet of trimming. Minimal edging. Approx 250 sq feet of mulching in 2 separate areas. Year round weeding of mulched areas. 2 X a year shrub trimming of about 20 bushes. Litter pickup on the 2.5 acres year round.

My price was $441.66 in 12 equal payments for an annual price of $5,300 a year.

How does that sound? I was underbid but I don't know by how much. I am a solo so I have no costs associated with employees.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:50 AM
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46 views and no comments? Don't be bashful, tell me the truth.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:52 AM
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I do know that the guy that won has at least 1 regular employee. Maybe 2.
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Could you break down what each individual service was going to cost?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:56 AM
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sounds pretty ok on price, but how muc are you chargingto mow if you dont mind, that would help paint a bigger pic, as it is a huge part of the price. i assume you are doing apps too.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:58 AM
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Could you break down what each individual service was going to cost?
Mowing was bid at $145 a week X 31 cuts. $4,495.
The remaining $800 covered the rest of the contract. They buy the pine straw.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:59 AM
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Mowing was bid at $145 a week X 31 cuts. $4,495.
The remaining $800 covered the rest of the contract. They buy the pine straw.


In all honesty that seems a little low to me.

2.5 acres with 3000 feet of trimming I would of priced about $45 - $60 more then you did.

Everything else seems about right on although I cant give my opinion about pinestraw because we dont use it around here.

Id be interested to know what the other guy bid...
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:27 AM
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If it was easy that seems like a good price. You could probably go a little lower and still make money but it wouldnt be worth it to go much lower.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:22 AM
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Sounds pretty fair to me. Don't sweat it. Move onto the next one.
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