I'm pretty residential, but this fell into my lap.

Looking for a proper bid range for this job.

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DBR Jules1972

LawnSite Member
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I've seen some great advice given out on this site, so i thought i would give this a shot. I'm a new, small operation geared towards residential, suburban type contracts. I got a call from this apartment complex, and if anything, this is a great excersize in learning to make competitive commercial proposals of this caliber. Oh, and while i don't currently have the staff to cover this, i do have help i can hire.

Here's the breakdown: Total area including bldgs, parking lots and walkways is 849,232 ft sq. Grass needing weekly mow is 117,964 sq ft, spread all over the complex, as you can see. Roughly 350 trees under 10ft, 800 or so odd bushes, ground cover, shrubs. So, weekly mow, trim, edge, fertilize 3x, pruning of trees and shrubs...

I've used a variety of formulas, calculators, and other tools i could find online. I'm very curious as to the wealth of advice and direction to be found here. I admit, i have zero experience bidding on properties this big, so i don't assume to know anything as related to this type of commercial property. Im open to any and all thoughts in regards to turning in a competitive, comprehensive proposal.

Thanks in advance.
 

hal

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Georgia
Where are you? What are they expecting from you? How many guys work for you? How long will it take you? What type of quality are they wanting? What type of equipment do you have? Need?
 

CJ's Mowing Service

LawnSite Senior Member
What equipment do you currently have? Some of those areas look a little tight, lots of parking spaces (carsto get debris from under). The trimming and cleanup of 800 bushes...whew.

Heck i need to wrap my head around this before saying any more!

I’m following this closely. Definitely a learning opportunity!
 

Doc8406

LawnSite Fanatic
Tag, just because i want to know what the others have to say!
 

dKoester

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Chesapeake VA
You mulching anything?
 

dKoester

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Chesapeake VA
2.71 acres of grass-----I don't know how many weeks you mow at your location. I don't know how many linear feet of edging either. This is need for bid.
Fertilizer--- what kind does the soil need. Has a soil test been done?
Shrubs and bushes are not a one size fits all approach. Must know what your looking at.
 
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DBR Jules1972

LawnSite Member
2.71 acres of grass-----I don't know how many weeks you mow at your location. I don't know how many linear feet of edging either. This is need for bid.
Fertilizer--- what kind does the soil need. Has a soil test been done?
Shrubs and bushes are not a one size fits all approach. Must know what your looking at.
Heavy edging, 5k ft. We mow thru September. No soil test. I understand information is lacking when it comes to the ground cover, shrubs, etc. Light pruning and fertilizer, keeping an eye out for bug infestation... pretty general stuff i believe.
 

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