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Help Biding First Big Account

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by taz038, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. taz038

    taz038 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    This will be my first big bid so any suggestions we be appreciated!! It is a 20 unit development. The job includes all mowing,weed wacking, leaf removal, pruning, plowimg for all driveways(approx 15ft long ea.) main rd in development, mulching etc.
    If you think I am missing anything feel free to add on to your suggestions.

    Thank you for your input:confused:

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    Missing? How about square footage, aprox. man hours????

  3. taz038

    taz038 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    it will take about 32 man hours per visit appprox 3 times per month. Unsure of the total footage but I am going to find out what last years bid was so i should have a baseline to go from

  4. totallpm

    totallpm LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 50

    32 hours ?

    With what equipment a 21, 36,42,60,72 deck ?

    Give us more info. What equipment do you have.

    Kevin total
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Would like to help...but you're kind of vague on the specifics.

    I have absolutely no idea how much mulch is needed, how many trees there are for clean-up purposes, and I'm unsure what prunning there is?
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Tell 'em $35 per cut. That should win you the bid.

    Ok, seriously you need to give more #'s. Its impossible to have any ideas. Mulch, trim ft, edge ft, grass area sf, weed control, fertilizer apps, etc...
  7. taz038

    taz038 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I will be using a 52 toro z for the big areas and a 32 toro walkbehind for the small areas. after all the mowing is done two weed wackers will be used to take care of that. approx 15-20 small trees to be pruned . I have know idea how much mulch so i will have to find out or bill seperately for that part of the gig. If I had to venture a guess I would say the development sits on 10 acers or so. Other than that I will have to wait to see what else I can find out.
  8. tlcservices

    tlcservices LawnSite Member
    from fl
    Posts: 61

    just tell them bout 125.00 per visit
  9. taz038

    taz038 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Dose anyone use a formula to price jobs like this or any job for that fact that i can keep in mind so the next time this comes up I will be prepaired to give a faster response to a bid!!

  10. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Get your self a measuring wheel and measure the property... total mowing area, linear footage for line trimming, edging, bed area, etc............... then come up with $$ per for each.. based on your productivity.

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