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excell spreadsheet for large bids?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alexschultz1, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,555

    I just got destroyed on my first large project because i didnt have the right type of paperwork signed... talked to a lawyer and he says i cant take him to court because i have nothing to back me up. I have been doing small installs for years but now i am moving into hardscaping and full yard overhauls. Im just did a 5 week project and made $1200, so i really dont want to do that again lol..
     
  2. DiSantolandscaping

    DiSantolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 345

    get contracts made up and just change the scope of work and material prices for each job that you do. and put a clause in their that states the materials and labor prices are subject to change
     
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,555

    Care to share an example?
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  4. DiSantolandscaping

    DiSantolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 345

    this is out of a contract book that i have and under the terms put some reasons why the price could change, etc. payment terms and so on.
     

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  5. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I use excell on large jobs. Also a formula I made to ensure profit. Knowing your overhead and labor is a good start....
     

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