More low bidding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by specialtylc, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I just came back this afternoon from the bid opening at our airport. 544,926 sq. ft. lawn areas . 371,150 sq. ft. barked shrub beds.
    30 weeks mowing,shrub trimming, tree pruning,fert&weed spray 4 times,pesticde spray trees& shrubs 2 times, Weed control in shrub beds,trash pickup,
    Here are the bids including 8.1% sale tax.
    $36,778
    $42,526
    $52,028
    $76,832
    $91,909
    $93,979
    I didnt bid this year because I knew it would be a waste of time.We did this job 3 years ago. Its a open bid so every year these Co.s keep trying to under bid each other.
     
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Thats quite a range, if you don't mind saying what was your bid when you got it??? How accurate was your bid??
     
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I did it three years ago before they added about 40% more turf & shrub beds. Also we had only about 10 % of the shrubs to trim then. We did it for $28,000. It took us 14 man hrs to mow then.
     

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