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How to write a bid

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mowingismylife, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Hey guys I have a question and i have already searched the other threads for advice but have gotten nothing. Anyway I want to submit a bid for a lawn care job for a local town. Only problem is I have no idea what information the bid should include. I know it should include the name and stuff and what my bid amount would be but what else should it include? What else can i put in the bid that would help me win this account? Thanks for any help.
  2. mowingismylife

    mowingismylife LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    does any one have a sample bid i could look at?
  3. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    I bought mine from this site. They look great, says all the right stuff and you can change it to fit your company. It's inexpensive think its just over $20 and it's emailed to you so you have it right away.
  4. timmz69

    timmz69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey promower id also be interested in that form too, ive been trying to make one.. It would be a great help!!!...
  5. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    go to www.lawncaresuccess.com I think and you will find them there. Called Proposal/Bid Estimate sheet or something like that.
  6. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 242

    Tried to upload one of mine, but cant get it , sorry
  7. Fernando6404

    Fernando6404 LawnSite Member
    from 32948
    Messages: 3

    I've been cutting residential lawns for about 9 years and now an opportunity to cut a big commerial account has arrived and they have asked me to place a bid, but i dont know the first thing to writing a bid except writing a number on a piece of paper. Can anyone help me?
  8. Sunstate Lawn

    Sunstate Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Have a lawyer help you draft up contract, or else you'll be revising it every time someone screws you.
    Make the bid specific as to what exactly your doing. That way if your number is higher, you can point out the extra services that you have included.
    Be licensed and insured. Most companies assume that your l&i if your submitting. After they accept your bid, they WILL want the information.
  9. Fernando6404

    Fernando6404 LawnSite Member
    from 32948
    Messages: 3

    Well i was looking more on the lines of a sample bid that i can revise to fit my own. Although, its a big commerial account they specifically told me that all they want is just cutting. I just want to look professional plus i want to turn this in by tomorrow.
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Waan Make DANG sure you put a time limit on it......

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