Raise your bid please!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CuttinUP, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    Have you ever bid on a commercial property and they ask you to raise your bid and you will have it? It is a landscape maintenance contract for an apartment complex.:confused:
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    nope, thats a first for me. only idea i have is they were trying to get more money allotted to their maintenance department, so by raising your prices they can justify the increase.... :confused:
     
  3. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Do you know someone there?
    Is this your first commercial bid? (No Offense)
    Do they know the good quality work you do?
    I ask because my first commercial bid had to do with 2 of these questions.
     
  4. old oak lawn

    old oak lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    never been asked to raise bid , wish i was. have been asked if i would lower one before.
     
  5. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 441

    Maybe they asked you to raise your bid so you would be higher than the person they want to do the job.
     
  6. WALKER LANDSCAPE

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    NCLS
    That could be it as well.
     
  7. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    No
    No
    Yes
    I can't figure it out. I guess it is the maintenance dept needs to keep there budget amount up.
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    didnt think of that... I wish everyone would ask us to raise our prices... that would be nice, "well its going to be $45 to mow your lawn.... well thats just not enough please raise it to $65 ! "
     
  9. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    They said they want me for the job. If I was OK with raising the price by another grand or so. They told me around what another guy bid and he was almost 3 times my price. He just didn't want it.
     
  10. STRINGALATION

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    Sounds Like A Blessing Or A Snake Bite
     

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