Air Force Bid Request Help - 1.5 Acre Brush & .5 Acre Clear Cut

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by RonUPM, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. OP
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    RonUPM

    RonUPM LawnSite Member
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    Do you think my competition will be giving a discount?
     
  2. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'll bet they don't. Having to wait up to 90 days to get paid why would they offer a discount?
     
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    RonUPM

    RonUPM LawnSite Member
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    What would you guys bid for this?
     
  4. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not able to help you much. This job is a job I could do . But sure I'd do it totally different than you. I'd sale all marketable timber. Pine hardwood ceader or even gums. Then I'd dump all tops and little hardwood that would make firewood in my wood yard. Then I'd see about subbing the mulching to my brother . But dealing with the government I'd bid it 20% higher than I would other customers. Offering no discounts and figuring in all dump fees even if you don't have to pay to dump.
     
  5. wheatus

    wheatus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get the feeling you've never done work for the government.

    ~$50k or better.

    You really need to understand everything on the RFP/RFQ.
     
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    RonUPM

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    I want to come in a little low to get our foot in the door. Do you think the other guys will come in around a similar amount?
     
  7. wheatus

    wheatus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think you understand how government contracting works.
     
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    RonUPM

    RonUPM LawnSite Member
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    I do, what I mean is foot in the door competing against others and doing these larger scale jobs. We don't really compete against others as is.
     
  9. wheatus

    wheatus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Then you should know that price is not the most important factor. Lowest bid is only worth a %.
     
  10. OP
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    RonUPM

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    What do you guys think of this? Bid is going in tonight.

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