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Old 10-06-2010, 11:43 PM
Dalek Dalek is offline
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Help with bid!

This will be my first post so bare with me. I have been in business for 3 years.
Mostly residential I have the oppurtunity to bid on a fairly big commercial
contract. I try to stay around 65 per hour on all my jobs if possible. I have
this place figured to take me 9 to 10 hours total by myself. So with that 650 per cutting. I talked to another LCO a few weeks ago and he said he charges
75 per hour for him and 2 helpers. His bid would be alot cheaper than mine
because his time be less. So should I charge less per hour being that it is
just me. I am licensed and insured and pay taxes on everything I make so
I need to stay at price range. Any Thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:06 AM
h2oskier h2oskier is offline
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If you have a little more info such as how big the property you are talking about would help us out a little.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:27 AM
Dalek Dalek is offline
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The layout of the property is 3 to 4 acres of turf to cut . But it is not all in together. Its a alot of little tracks of turf. 4 warehouses on it. Alot of side
walks and curbs that need to be trimmed and edge.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Dalek Dalek is offline
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I also know that the people that are cutting it takes 3 guys 2 mowers and 1 trimmer 4 hours to cut it but they are not edging curbs and walking ways
like they should be.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:08 AM
h2oskier h2oskier is offline
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I also know that the people that are cutting it takes 3 guys 2 mowers and 1 trimmer 4 hours to cut it but they are not edging curbs and walking ways
like they should be.
Just remember to emphasize the amount of trimming in your bid, that way if there are questions about the amount of trimming. Also it wouldn't hurt to measure the linear feet of the areas to be trimmed, as that your trimming will take a measurable amount of the time in this project. Sounds to me if this property is spread out, you are probably in the ball park.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Dalek Dalek is offline
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Thanks for the advice. When I talked to the LCO a few weeks ago and he
told me what he charges per hour for 3 guys just got me to thinking that maybe i was to high. I need to stay around 65 per hour to cover expenses
insurance, etc.
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