Biggest bid ever

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gene $immons, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I have done work for this company before and we have just submitted this bid, which came in UNDER THE BUDGET!!!

    Check out this action.


    16000 1 gal Liriope 'big blue' 6.50 104,000
    8400 1 gal Coloratus 7.20 60,480
    140 flats Coloratus 25.00 3500.00
    42 45 gal Specimen Nelly Stvns. 525.00 22,050
    30 65 gal Specimen Nelly Stvns. 750.00 22,500
    3 4" Weeping Willows 450.00 1350.00
    1 5" Bald Cypress 645.00 645.00
    5 5.5" Bald Cypress 750.00 3750.00
    15 4" Allee Elms 720.00 10,800
    4 6" Allee Elms multi trunk 1095.00 4380.00
    4 4"-5" Sycamores 910.00 3640.00
    6 3" Cottonwood 'cottonless' 325.00 1950.00
    6 4" Cottonwood 'cottonless' 425.00 2550.00
    585 B&B 36" Wintergreen Boxwood 67.50 39,487.5
    225 5 gal Wintergreen Boxwood 24.00 5400.00
    500 bags Cypress mulch 6.25 3125.00
    228 yards Rich mix topsoil 35.00 7980.00
    110 yards Topsoil 25.00 2750.00
    8 boxes Preen 35.00 280.00
    3 20 lbs Osmocote 85.00 255.00
    11800 sq ft Fescue sod 0.33 3894.00
    2 rolls Jute 85.00 170.00
    1 box pins 50.00 50.00
    Sub Total $304,986.50
    Tax $ 25,542.62
    Labor $152,493.25

    Prepwork Remove and haul off red dirt & existing sod 8" in
    beds and 4" in lawn areas. Remove existing trees and slope creek bank. $12,000.00

    Spade and transplant 2 sycamores - Labor only
    $350.00 each $700.00

    7.5 % volume discount (37,179.18)
    Additional Discount (8543.13)

    Total proposal amount $450,000.00
  2. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    Great job, why the two different types of topsoil? Hope you have a lot of man power, this will definitely eat up a lot of time. What have you bid as far as man hours?
  3. Duck Dodger

    Duck Dodger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Thats great you got such a large job but would mulch be cheaper by the yard or I think I pay less than that to have someone come blow it for me.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    The unit prices look fine to me except for the sod, but I don't buy sod in Ok. The volume discount and the fact that you came in under budget makes me nervous. I also did'nt see any $$$ for dumping or delivery. Is the General contractor responsible for temporary water, JJohns and the like? what about $$$ for a holding yard/ jobsite yard, I hope you have figured all this in. You probably have I just have never heard of a job that size coming in under bid. Good luck.
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Did you get the job?
  6. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I was awarded the job. My suppliers are going nuts. I have estimated that the job will take around 3.5 weeks to 4 weeks with an 8 to 10 man crew.

    The nursery we use will deliver the biggest trees and shrubs once we are ready. I want to have holes dug etc, so trees are not laying on the ground. There is an area on site for storage of the 1 gallon plants.

    The richmix topsoil basically has manure in it, I like to use it in the flower beds and around some of the landscaping.

    Water is available on site via a well.

    As far as being "under budget", this is a company which is transplanted to here from back east, I think they expected prices to be higher based on previous projects not in Oklahoma.
    I'm making out like a bandit. And it couldnt come at a better time.
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    wow, big job....

    giving $45K in discount would make be really nervous....

    kudos on the work..

    are you using a power auger for the holes??? when planting that many i use a one man gas auger.
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Congrats on the job! What is it for??
  9. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    No disrespect but I think you are high. To complete in 4 weeks thats 20 work days thats 22,000 per day production thats like 3,300 of your lyropes a day thats over 40 plants per hour per guy. I know thats the lowest $$ item but can you dig and plant the 42-45 Gal Nelly's in a day every day. Don't mean to be a buzz kill but I have done jobs this size and bigger and I believe you are way overly optimistic, I wish you the best. It has been my experience that you can expect about 20-30K per week from a 10 man crew on avg. Again good luck just do some more # crunching.
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Hows the job going? Hope I am just an overly conservative old man and you are kickin ass an takin names. Seriously, let us know how its going we can all learn a little somthing.

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