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Old 06-26-2012, 12:46 PM
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Only 12 cuts per year? do they let the soccer fields and what not grow wild during the off seasons?

Also,

"Originally Posted by Carolina Cuts
Commercial Bidding = (translates to) Who will do the most amount of work for the least amount of money...
No thanks."

Not true at all. My commercial accounts are paying top dollar because they want their properties looking top notch. I love getting commercial accounts. Plus local commercial always leads to the property owners personal properties being added to my route.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:01 PM
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Where does one even get access to place bids like these? Obviously I am a very far way from ever partaking in a bidding war like that. I am just curious. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:23 PM
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Look through the cities web site. Some-times there are clues.

We have bid sites here, where all of the cities, regional districts and the province post their requests for proposals.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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i just bid a muni mowing job. 21 locations for mowing and fall cleanup. i was at 21k for the year. winning bid was 7800
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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Dont even get me started. I bid a 28 acre cemetery last week. I estimated 2 8 hour days 4 guys...the lowest bidder was $434 per week (per week is how they wanted it on bid sheet). Most bids came in at $1000-$2000 range. Another well known company bid $768 per week...he said 6 guys, one day 10 hours.

The well known company is (TGLC)
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 PM
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gotta love them two year old posts.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:01 PM
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gotta love them two year old posts.
Well maybe we will hear an awnser on how it all worked out
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Why does this even surprise anyone anymore?

Municipal bids have been in the toilet for years, I see the crappiest guys doing all the county property here, and they are all white trash, or all Mexicans using old beat to crap equipment.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:34 PM
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How do you guys know what the winning bid is? In my 20 years I was never told who's bid was accepted and what the price was. I generally just ask to be told if I'm not awarded the contract so I can schedule accordingly. I feel its the least they can do if you are taking up your time to give a "free estimate".
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:42 PM
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How do you guys know what the winning bid is? In my 20 years I was never told who's bid was accepted and what the price was. I generally just ask to be told if I'm not awarded the contract so I can schedule accordingly. I feel its the least they can do if you are taking up your time to give a "free estimate".
all city bids are open to the public years before so look at last year bid off the low bid then once the new bids are open you can look at the results
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