Check out these low bids

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J&R, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Just came back form a bid opening of a large hospital with 4 satelite complexes. My bid was 119,994.00 Heres the rest of the bids. 161,865.00, 93.560.57, 91,700.00, 71,570.00, 34.300.00 and the lowballer 20,640.00. Don't you just love these guys.
  2. mowinmoney

    mowinmoney LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 70

    you know if these bids were posted prior and given a second chance to bid you have 100 bids of 20,639.
    I cant stand those that lower the value of our industries work.
  3. OP

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    These bids were open today no second chance to rebid.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,542

    Why and how did they let you see the other bids?
  5. OP

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    It was open bid everyone who bid could come to the bid opening.
  6. Willmow4dough

    Willmow4dough LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    If they can do it for 20 k let them. But I would be willing to bet that they have no clue about what they are doing. They wont keep the job for long.
  7. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    Lots of times they'll let you see the past years bids if you ask them.
  8. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I was at a bid opening where my bid fell in the middle. It was for mowing 28 parks for a park district. High bid 135,000. Low bid
    33,000. Some guys are just willing to work for nothing.
  9. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    What hospital chain was it???Just querious.
  10. OP

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Hutcheson Hospital

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