1st larger full service contract questions

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TruSomethingOrOther, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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    I have an opportunity to bid on a hotel's year round landscaping / snow removal. I've done all these services separately before, but never combined and for the same customer.

    Image is everything for this hotel. Spring mulch refresh / replace, full grounds care, flower beds, fert, everything.

    How is the best to handle a contract like this? I have a clue, but the details are uncharted territory.
     
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Figure out how long each is going to take and multiply by the frequency of each service and add it all up. Im not really sure what you mean by "handle"...
     
  3. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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    Handle...unsure of what to ask because I'm unsure of what I need to expect.
     
  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Huh??? Cut the grass, plow the lot when it snows.
     
  5. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
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    It's more involved, as they are terminating their current landscaping maintenance company because they are unhappy with the poor quality of detail work.
     
  6. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Price for cutting edging and blowing
    Price for fert application
    Price for trimming shrubs
    Price for refreshing the mulch
    Price for annual flower beds and regular maintenance on them
    Price for plowing

    Give a year plan explaining what and why you will be doing certain jobs
     
  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    Exactly, predict based on what services they want and the prices you have in line for said work, add it all up, explain each thing detailed so they know what they are getting, and hand them the bid package. Then you get the call if you are doing it or not, and then if you get the job you will start the work. Thats how to handle it
     

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