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Square footage bid!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by gaoutcast, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. gaoutcast

    gaoutcast LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a bid going in for a rather large grocery chain here in the southeast. On there bid proposal spread sheet they ask for a square foot cost of mowing, and the same for trimming. I guess my question would be how much per sf would be right. Do I just figure the way I would normaly bid and convert it over to a cost per sf or is there some sort of trick to figureing a job by cost per sf? Also at some stores there are large areas to be bush-hoged once maybe twice a season. Any help on bush-hog priceing would be helpful. Thank you all for the help in advance.
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Convert your normal bid to square feet. The right price per square foot is whatever covers your costs and makes you a little profit.
  3. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    It is possible to figure your bid however you normally would and divide by the sq ft to give them a sq ft bid. My fears in doing that would be if they change what they want you to cut. Take away an easy property and add a crappy one, that could really affect your sq ft pricing.

    If you say the sq ft pricing for these areas is...$x/sf then you should be ok.

    I have never even considered bidding that way. Commercial stuff can be a bit goofy. Maybe someone can tell us why they do that?

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