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Bidding a park

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Green Clean, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    There is a park near me that is having problems keeping up their vacant lots, I was told by the maintenance supervisor to put in a bid. What ballpark area should I be looking at? Are there any things that I should worry about when cutting? I'll be buying a larger mower for this any suggestions? Any help as always is appreciated.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Check. Check check
  3. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Check check check?
  4. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    You're confusing me... Will you be cutting the Park or the vacant lots?

    If they're vacant lots, Make sure there isnt any rocks or other hard objects that could ruin the machine or you.

    Also when bidding on county places many want you to come in cheaper than if they would do it themselves. Which is very har usually without selling yourself short!
  5. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Lazor I would be cutting the vacant lots in the park, not the common areas so it would likely be a per lot bid. I've got about .50 per lot in fuel, $8 an hour per man 2 man crew and 40 hours for the park. I would likely be running a 60" walk behind with a sulky and the other guy whipping.
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    My market bears 1.33 a minute or more something tells me these abandoned parks will not go their.
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  7. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Why advocate that for some one to low ball to get the job?
  8. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I took your advice lazor and it appeared that even on the high side of my bid it cost less for me to do it than for them to do it so I might be getting the green light for a 900 vacant lot park :)
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,763

    I hope you're getting at least 3500 for 80 MH's worth of work
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  10. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    No I'm only getting 2200. I'm thinking I may have horribly underbid?

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