Bid questions

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by packey, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was speaking with an upper level manager of a large property management co in my area and was asked to give a pricing per equipment hour, and man hour. This is not specific to any property. This is not how I normally price. I am used to giving a bid per property for the grounds contract based on sevral areas.
    1. Mowing, weedeating edge and blow I bid by sq foot
    2. aeration I bid by equipment hour
    3. Fertilization I bid by square foot
    4. bed pre and planting by man hour + materials used

    If I top dress I charge per hour depending on the rental rate of the equipment.

    My big issue is I do not care to show the company what i charge per square foot. Because I use a graduated scale according to square foot. It sorta goes like this. for 75000 + i charge .004 for 40,000 to 75000 i charge .005 and for under 40,000 I charge .006 This is my commercial rate.

    How would you write up a proposal for this company
     
  2. jh61986

    jh61986 LawnSite Member
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    Is this your mowing rate or or fertilizer rate? what is your residential rates in comparison? I would disclose the amount to them. Your in the business to make money and the smaller the property the rate will go up.
     
  3. suzuki4life

    suzuki4life LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    i think your graduated scale is completely reasonable, i don't think it would turn any educated person off to your services because you have a graduated pricing arrangement. Plus i don't know what he wants to know your cost/hr of anything. He should just be looking at the bottom line.
     
  4. Omaha Lawnguy

    Omaha Lawnguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Just so I understand...

    Someone who has a acre will pay less that someone with say 39k? Is this a typical type of scale around the country?
     
  5. Omaha Lawnguy

    Omaha Lawnguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Just so I understand...

    Someone who has a acre will pay less that someone with say 39k? Is this a typical type of scale around the country?
     

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