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Breaking Down Bid List

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Comet, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I have a bid proposal all ready to submitt to a management company next week for a complex on full maintenance for next season.

    I used many examples from people here on the board for the contract, thanks to all.

    but should I also Include a breakdown on the procedures such as the weekly maintenance, mulching, trimming, cleanups etc.. etc...as far as dollars spent or just submitt the bid which list all the procedures,

    I wasnt going to break it ddown untill my cousin said to.
    I feel some numbers might spook them if they seen them broken down even though there realistic numbers.

    Not sure what to do here,,,
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    When you submit a proposal you should specify when and how
    often you will perform each task. I wouldn't give them a breakdown of dollars per task. Best to just give them a schedule
    of tasks and a monthly price.

  3. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Yea that was way I had intended to do untill my cousin said something on the manner stating otherwise...

    I have it all laid out in the bid with dates for on schedualed task to be performed

    Thanks for the reply, I needed to be reissured <--cant spell it
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I just can't picture that much grass on Long Island, I guess I need to get up with you in October when I'm up that way!
  5. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Theres a few blades creeping out of some of the cracks still here and there :)

    Anyway this one complex has a plush 83,000 sqft of lawn,
    3 Common areas total just a 53,000 sqft,,

    Its one of the better looking complexes around here,, just hope I can get my foot in the door
  6. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    A project of that size must have specs, acknowledge only the specs. And I wouldn't give a breakdown of costs' unless it's asked for in the specs.
    If for some reason there are no specs, I would make sure you are only bidding on what they expect to be done, not what you want to do.

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