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Goverment landscaping project

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LawnMan26, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. LawnMan26

    LawnMan26 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Has anyone every had one of these this is my first . How much should i charge for labor rate ? There approx 1148 trees/shrubs and groundcover . I dont see anywhere on this blueprint for mulch and or grass can someone help me with this ?
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I do Govt plowing and its probably the same LOWEST BID WINS!
  3. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Do you have the project or bidding the project? I have bid a few along with some large corporations that operate like goverment. Normally lowest bidder with the most insurance in my expirence.
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Unless you happen to be Minority-Owned (woman, veteran, native, plus the usual race and color - any one will qualify). Depending on how desperate the CG is for the minority brownie points, minority-owned businesses can get the job without having the lowest bid.

    Be sure to remember that your paperwork will (at least) triple if you're doing government work. Then there is the bonding and other insurances. Oh, also the part about waiting at least 60 days and sometimes more than 180 for payment.

    Don't get me wrong, I like government work - but you must be prepared to keep your expenses paid while waiting for them to pay you.

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