Any idea what to bid this Government run historcal house?

dom200

LawnSite Member
Location
Philadelphia
I was thinking $300 per week for mowing and property maintaince which would include cleaning trash, weed beds, trimming hedges, cleaning sticks, and making sure everything is neat here is a few pictures. Let me know what you guys think thanks. There are some pretty big beds and a lot of trees might be there around 2 hours each time? Thanks again

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dom200

LawnSite Member
Location
Philadelphia
Hey yes, Monday-Friday 7-5pm work must be done. There may or may not be people there. There is usually a lot of trash outside but I highly doubt any on the inside due to it being fenced in.
Do they have restrictions on when you can mow?

Do they have tours open to the public? Could be lots of trash pick up.

$300 for 2 hours ain't bad.
 
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dom200

LawnSite Member
Location
Philadelphia
I think your underestimating your time.

The garden bed work is a lot slower then mowing. Are you licensed to apply pesticides? With out them your going to spend a good amount of time hand weeding.
I’m not, sadly, they wanted a quote for that but said if I’m unable to they can get a company who just does pesticides. As well as the fact that they have many rules when it comes to when you can apply them, reading over the forum they sent it seems like even with the pesticides I would need to do some hand weeding.
 

Mudly

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
OH
Did you consider prevailing wages
 

BigJlittleC

Banned
Location
Chicago
I’m not, sadly, they wanted a quote for that but said if I’m unable to they can get a company who just does pesticides. As well as the fact that they have many rules when it comes to when you can apply them, reading over the forum they sent it seems like even with the pesticides I would need to do some hand weeding.
Unless you know someone odds are they will pass your bid up for a company that will be able to complete all services.

It's correct hand weeding is always gonna happen. But you can limit it with proper use of pesticides. Also the ability to use pgrs will help your time on them shrub trimming s.
 
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dom200

LawnSite Member
Location
Philadelphia
Unless you know someone odds are they will pass your bid up for a company that will be able to complete all services.

It's correct hand weeding is always gonna happen. But you can limit it with proper use of pesticides. Also the ability to use pgrs will help your time on them shrub trimming s.
I will just send it and see what happens. Don’t need it, we are busy enough. Just thought I’d ask some of you guys your thoughts on government work.
 

BigJlittleC

Banned
Location
Chicago
I will just send it and see what happens. Don’t need it, we are busy enough. Just thought I’d ask some of you guys your thoughts on government work.
My thoughts on government work. Bid to the specs listed only do what's stated on the contract. Everything else is a new price. Make sure your up to snuff insurance, workman's comp, local licenses, etc. Or your just wasting your time. They will check and if they think your not able to complete your bid goes into the trash.
 

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