Biggest bid ever

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gene $immons, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I have done work for this company before and we have just submitted this bid, which came in UNDER THE BUDGET!!!

    Check out this action.

    QUANTITY SIZE DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE TOTAL

    16000 1 gal Liriope 'big blue' 6.50 104,000
    8400 1 gal Coloratus 7.20 60,480
    140 flats Coloratus 25.00 3500.00
    42 45 gal Specimen Nelly Stvns. 525.00 22,050
    30 65 gal Specimen Nelly Stvns. 750.00 22,500
    3 4" Weeping Willows 450.00 1350.00
    1 5" Bald Cypress 645.00 645.00
    5 5.5" Bald Cypress 750.00 3750.00
    15 4" Allee Elms 720.00 10,800
    4 6" Allee Elms multi trunk 1095.00 4380.00
    4 4"-5" Sycamores 910.00 3640.00
    6 3" Cottonwood 'cottonless' 325.00 1950.00
    6 4" Cottonwood 'cottonless' 425.00 2550.00
    585 B&B 36" Wintergreen Boxwood 67.50 39,487.5
    225 5 gal Wintergreen Boxwood 24.00 5400.00
    500 bags Cypress mulch 6.25 3125.00
    228 yards Rich mix topsoil 35.00 7980.00
    110 yards Topsoil 25.00 2750.00
    8 boxes Preen 35.00 280.00
    3 20 lbs Osmocote 85.00 255.00
    11800 sq ft Fescue sod 0.33 3894.00
    2 rolls Jute 85.00 170.00
    1 box pins 50.00 50.00
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    Sub Total $304,986.50
    Tax $ 25,542.62
    Labor $152,493.25



    Prepwork Remove and haul off red dirt & existing sod 8" in
    beds and 4" in lawn areas. Remove existing trees and slope creek bank. $12,000.00

    Spade and transplant 2 sycamores - Labor only
    $350.00 each $700.00

    7.5 % volume discount (37,179.18)
    Additional Discount (8543.13)

    Total proposal amount $450,000.00
     
  2. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    Great job, why the two different types of topsoil? Hope you have a lot of man power, this will definitely eat up a lot of time. What have you bid as far as man hours?
     
  3. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Thats great you got such a large job but would mulch be cheaper by the yard or I think I pay less than that to have someone come blow it for me.
     
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    The unit prices look fine to me except for the sod, but I don't buy sod in Ok. The volume discount and the fact that you came in under budget makes me nervous. I also did'nt see any $$$ for dumping or delivery. Is the General contractor responsible for temporary water, JJohns and the like? what about $$$ for a holding yard/ jobsite yard, I hope you have figured all this in. You probably have I just have never heard of a job that size coming in under bid. Good luck.
     
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    Did you get the job?
     
  6. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I was awarded the job. My suppliers are going nuts. I have estimated that the job will take around 3.5 weeks to 4 weeks with an 8 to 10 man crew.

    The nursery we use will deliver the biggest trees and shrubs once we are ready. I want to have holes dug etc, so trees are not laying on the ground. There is an area on site for storage of the 1 gallon plants.

    The richmix topsoil basically has manure in it, I like to use it in the flower beds and around some of the landscaping.

    Water is available on site via a well.

    As far as being "under budget", this is a company which is transplanted to here from back east, I think they expected prices to be higher based on previous projects not in Oklahoma.
    I'm making out like a bandit. And it couldnt come at a better time.
     
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    wow, big job....

    giving $45K in discount would make be really nervous....

    kudos on the work..

    are you using a power auger for the holes??? when planting that many i use a one man gas auger.
     
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Congrats on the job! What is it for??
     
  9. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    No disrespect but I think you are high. To complete in 4 weeks thats 20 work days thats 22,000 per day production thats like 3,300 of your lyropes a day thats over 40 plants per hour per guy. I know thats the lowest $$ item but can you dig and plant the 42-45 Gal Nelly's in a day every day. Don't mean to be a buzz kill but I have done jobs this size and bigger and I believe you are way overly optimistic, I wish you the best. It has been my experience that you can expect about 20-30K per week from a 10 man crew on avg. Again good luck just do some more # crunching.
     
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Hows the job going? Hope I am just an overly conservative old man and you are kickin ass an takin names. Seriously, let us know how its going we can all learn a little somthing.
     

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