It's a monster. What would it take/charge.....

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by sedge, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,814

    Improved Grounds 400 Acres along with leaf removal, but not heavily wooded
    Edging 40,040 Linear Feet
    Trimming 152,950+ Linear Feet
    Police Grounds 705 Acres once per month (tree limbs, dry brush, rodent habitats, dead animals, etc.) with disposal off-site

    28 mows per season. Grass height between 1" and 4" depending whether cool season or bermuda

    Back ground checks on all employees

    Which ya all think......
  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,544

    By yourself, it would take a while, you better pack a lunch.

    Is it a college campus?
  3. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 1,262

    You might want to pack 2 lunches.
  4. fireball756

    fireball756 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Go for it. You might want to think about patrolling the seven hundred acres into 4 200 acre areas done weekly with grass cutting. Depending on where it is the background checks can be costly and time consuming. You can hire thru temp agencies who screen the help all the time. It’s a character building moment when you find your best employee a convicted felon
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  5. shriver187

    shriver187 LawnSite Member
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    to do all of that your going to be looking at well over $10,000 per mow wouldnt you be? i think for that contract your going to be well over $300k for the 28 mows and other stuff.
  6. shriver187

    shriver187 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    it would also take between 8-10 guys all week at that location
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  7. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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    Pretty difficult to gauge from the post on an accurate price, if I were to bid it, I’d want to see the property first. The post doesn’t specify how much mowing there actually is, and on that point, is it mowing with a push mower or are you using tractors with reel mowers or what? The price is going to be different based on the equipment to be efficient. I have no experience dealing with something this large so me throwing out a price would be dumb.
    I have less than a spec of expierece of doing anything near this size on the snow side, where I subbed for an outfit for a few months (if that even)
    They had supervisors and I feel they had a grasp on the situation at hand.
    Anyone looking to bid this though, isn’t new to this size of a job, because the last thing you want to do is price it, win it and **** the bed on your first visit.
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  8. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
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    With a Murray 21”
  9. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    Hey...i know MY numbers!
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