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Old 10-07-2010, 08:10 PM
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First commercial proposal

I received an e mail today for a proposal at small apt. complex for organic lawn care. This would be my first commercial job and I have never written a proposal fro a commercial account before.
What needs to be in a proposal for commercial work?
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:21 PM
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:29 PM
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If you are doing weed control

Don't guarantee a weed free lawn.

State that several years are required for best results.

Make sure the products you are using are legal to use in your area.

You may need to be licensed and have 2million plus in liability insurance.

If you are using meal type products wish for a forklift and flat bed truck. 20/lbs per 1000 is a lot.

Don't use a new product you haven't tested on your own lawn first.

Be reminded of Shelf Life and Rodent Control.

This advice is coming from a person who actually uses organic/alternative products commercially. So it may not be worth much.

Good luck and Congratulations.

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:03 PM
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After I gave my first proposal they asked for 3 more proposals on 3 more very large properties.
I wondered if I screwed up on my first bid but re checked and it's fine. I didn't even get the first one yet. Just wondering what their thinking may be.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:56 PM
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Did they provide specs, or are you designing a program for them?
What are their expectations?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:59 PM
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After I gave my first proposal they asked for 3 more proposals on 3 more very large properties.
I wondered if I screwed up on my first bid but re checked and it's fine. I didn't even get the first one yet. Just wondering what their thinking may be.
Good for you you are obviously doing something right, CT has a very high level of awareness on chemicals
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:11 AM
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Did they provide specs, or are you designing a program for them?
What are their expectations?
They are not providing specs. I will be giving them a program.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:59 AM
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They are not providing specs. I will be giving them a program.
In that case, it's important that you both have an understanding of their expectations and goals, especially regarding weeds.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:23 AM
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what would a realistic expectation be for weeds Barry?
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:47 AM
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what would a realistic expectation be for weeds Barry?
There will be weeds.

Honestly, it will depend upon the site conditions, amount of money spent, expertise of applicator, will some herbicides be acceptable, etc.
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