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watch lowballer get screwed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassmasterswilson, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    Just submitted a bid for a city parking lot maintenance contract. contract includes weekly mowing, edging, picking up trash, blowing off lots and spraying roundup. there are 9 parking lots. the city got bids from three contractors and lowest wins. the funny part is the bids were $8700, $31360, and $36276 for the entire year. How long til the city figures out .... you get what you pay for?
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Was yours the low bid ?
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    He'll make it through the year. They always end up w/ someone new every year. Wonder why?
  4. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    How big were the parking lots each ??
  5. JJG84

    JJG84 LawnSite Member
    from OH-IO
    Posts: 97

    doing 9 parking lots an entire year in north carolina for 8g's?

    sounds like you should be expecting a call soon when he forfeits the contract because he will be losing too much $$.

    unless he has a few crews that he could divide the work up with. then i dont see much of a problem.
  6. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    thats a big difference
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    maybe the city knows, and since its just a parking lot, they really don't need class A service....and since the city is saving all that money, they won't need to raise your taxes next year.....

    Most Muni. work is low bid, since its all public knowledge once the contract is signed. Did you research the contract and find out what they had paid the contractor last year? Might have saved you from wasting your time putting in a bid...

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