I'm bidding a Home Owners Association grounds maintenance package. I have the numbers down, I know the square footage, I know what my costs are, I know what my first year's bid is going to be...... However the "Board" wants the contract written so that I give them my price for the next three years NOW. I have no idea what gas and diesel prices are going to be at the end of the month let alone in 09', 10' and 11'. Sure the easy solution is just to clause in a "fuel surcharge" if fuel should increase past a certain percentage however the "board" also does not want the contract written that way. They want a price for each year in a contract firmly quoted. My first years price is going to be $2500 a month for 12 consecutive months. How much would you mark up for the second year? And the third?