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A Little help bidding please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Weekly Weeder, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Weekly Weeder

    Weekly Weeder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I have an opportunity to bid a modular home community with (25) 50x100 vacant plots and 11 Lots with un-occupied modular homes. The kicker is only six of them are joined together and the rest are spread out over a 25 acre area. I also get to bid there main office which is just over an acre. Trimming around hook-ups, meters( per vacant lot) and of course the 11 modular homes is expected.
    How would you bid?
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    $1 a lot. Dont know your market. Price it per lot at market rates.
  3. Holleys Landscaping

    Holleys Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    How long is it going to take you and how much do you have to make an hr just to break even after expenses?
  4. tarheel01

    tarheel01 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I Always bid a dollar a minute for every hour that the equipment is off the trailer. I have always found it a good guide and to work well
  5. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    For the umpteenth time.... it's all about time... figure out how long it will take and charge (bid) accordingly.

    If your bidding against guys with bigger/faster equipment that are well organized you'll get creamed. If you're bidding against other guys who have no clue what to charge you might get it.

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