Commercial Landscape Bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Tim Campbell, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Tim Campbell

    Tim Campbell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    WHEN I HAVE A CUSTOMER SIGN A CONTRACT FOR A RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION I GET A 50% DEPOSIT BEFORE I START WORK, NOW THE QUESTION IS ON A COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE WHAT IS STANDARD PROCEDURE, WAIT TILL COMPLETION, 50% UP FRONT?
     
  2. christhomasCLP

    christhomasCLP LawnSite Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 4

    You will usually have to wait for payment, sometimes even wait for % retention untill warranty is up. make sure you know there payment policy before bidding. This will sometimes determine your final bid. and dont forget about construction liens.
     
  3. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    I get at least 50%. The 50% deposit should be enough to cover the cost of materials needed. If not I adjust the mark-up before I bid. This way if the customer for some reason does not pay, I am out only labor and profit, which (to me) is easier to take than being out the money for materials.
     

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