Bid Help...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Erdye, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Erdye

    Erdye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have been offered to bid on a large mall complex. 24cuts/yr, two pruinnings, Spring/Fall Clean-up, plus bed matinence from April to October.

    All Grass around outside of block, approx. 3-8' all the way around perimiter.
    Aprox. 800 shrubs.
    150 trees
    everything near the buildings is bed matinence(no garbage, weeds hand pulled, leaves).

    (1)Spring Clean-Up $3400 (cleaning up all beds, and leaves, thatch)
    (24)I figured about $600/cut (includes cut, trim, blowing grass off sidewalks)
    (2)Prunning $3225 (all shrubs and trees)
    (1)Fall Clean-Up $3400
    (24)Bed Matinence $700/week
    Total for season = $41225.00 (7mnths) --> 5890.00/mnth

    Know this seems high to me. Plus I hear through the grapevine (from a person that works there that it is around $1800 - $2000/mnth.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
  2. Erdye

    Erdye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Pic of Property

    Approx. 1600'x1000'

  3. Acswaupaca1

    Acswaupaca1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    Seems a little high to me.
    Have you tried getting last yrs quote?
  4. S&D Commercial Lawncare

    S&D Commercial Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Not anywhere near Wisconsin, but your quote does seem very reasonable. Perhaps your service is especially high end, particularly for your bed maintenance. I do quite a lot of larger commercial properties including strip malls and you should expect $60-65 per acre ( I calculated roughly 36.75 acres based on your measurements) for those services. I always include an additional 20% in my calculations for spring and fall cleanups so 36.75 acres * $60/acre = $2200 per cut. 2200 + 20% = $2650 (fall and spring). $2200 * 22cuts =$48400 = 2cuts @ $2650=5300......= $53,700 total bid. If this were an opportunity to really increase your local impact and profit, I would go as low as $50/acre. I know prices are regional so maybe this perspective will help. Sounds like a pretty good contract to get. Good luck.
  5. Acswaupaca1

    Acswaupaca1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    Okay. Sorry, I calculated the size way wrong then. Maybe if thats the acreage its close to the price.

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