A Fair price For A School?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by panda32, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. panda32

    panda32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Hi everyone..

    I have to quote for a school here in the uk. the grounds are around 10 acres

    consisting of..

    football pitches

    rugby pitches

    cricket pitches

    The rest is just lawns and a few beds.

    I have to quote for a 1 years contact to look after all of this. I have allowed 1 man to be there full time 5 days a week. use my own machinery and of course running costs of machinery.. ie ride on lawn mower, strimmers,blowers,rollers, line marking for football pitches and rugby pitches. prepair and maintain cricket pitche.

    This is how i have quoted it

    My wage £35,000 per year

    servicing and running costs of machinery £10,000

    Materials ie line marking chalk, weed killer fertilzer £5,000

    Overheads plus a bit to cover myself £3,000

    Total £53,000

    there are 3 other companies quoting for this, so i dont want to seem to cheap or to expensive..

    What do you think of my estimate?
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  2. panda32

    panda32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Any help on this would be great...
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Just too hard to say on this site as most of the people here are from the states.

    It all depends on your individual location and over-head. Even in the US, a service in one location might cost twice as much somewhere else.
  4. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    looking at your numbers it looks like you have the right idea atleast, but I have no clue what your wage is in that area. Your wage could be 10x the other companies in your area and we wouldn't have a clue here
  5. panda32

    panda32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Thanks guys, well i went in at £47,000

    Still waiting to hear at the moment.

  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    what is 47,000 converted to US dollars?
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,224

    $75867.40 is the price in us

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