Bid Request

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BLS 2002, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. BLS 2002

    BLS 2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I just recieved bid request from a large department store in my city. They want everything. Spring Clean-Up, Mulch Installation, Herbacide treatment, Bed Maintenance, Parking Lot and Sidewalk Cleaning, and of course Lawn Mowing and Snow Removal. My problem is I don't do herbacide treatment because I'm not licensed. Also I don't have the large equipment for snow removal. Should I still bid and sub these two things out? I'm thinking no.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
  2. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    im thinkin yes....u can always get always get what u need in the long run if u develp a good relationship with them...i mean i would deff bid it and sub out what i needed for the time
  3. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 360

    My answer would be yes also. You would have plenty of time to get the equipment for the snow next season. If you can't you can still always sub it at that point.
  4. jfgold

    jfgold LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello, I just received a similar request without the plowing. Can you e-mail me and we can talk about your experience? My e-mail is


  5. TNT LawnCare Inc.

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

    Sub out the herbacide treatments to Scotts or the Lawn Doctor.

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