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Bidding on Commercial Acts.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by hurrikanelandscaping, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. hurrikanelandscaping

    hurrikanelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 76

    Hi, first i want to say please dont yell at me to do a search. I did, no luck.

    How do I know if there is a company that I can bid on to mow. Lets say office building A has 1.3 acres of mowing. I would charge them x amount of dollars a week. Do i just call and say that i will do it. Or is there a formal bidding process i have to go through? I am just confused on how i can go about bidding on commercial properties.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    16 Years old- First year in business- Growing and Expanding
     
  2. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 651

    Things will become clearer as you age.......
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Most of the time commercial company's do not put out a bid. Government jobs post bids.

    Networking is the best venue.
     
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    Someone post the link for the commercial bidding thread thats so awesome!!!
     
  5. hurrikanelandscaping

    hurrikanelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 76

    I'd appreciate that.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Me too. Bottom line is I gotta get out and call on folks.
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    You need to get out there and start networking. I would not suggest you just go around saying you can do it for this or that amount. It may work, but you'll likely piss of some people too. Your best bet is to find out when they renew their contract if they have one and ask to be included in the next round. Then you just contact them periodically to keep a face to the name. The easiest to get is gas stations. The owners are usually cheap and have no loyalty. Good luck.
     
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    He needs to read some sort of groundwork on bidding and such and that is why I posted this thread.
     

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