need some help guys

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Tizzy, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    ok so first off little backround. im putting in a bid for a local school system. its going to have the biggest single property i have ever bid so i just want some input from people as to the numbers. im feeling like im way off. kinda just looking for some reasurance.

    so first off it is 4 of 5 schools. HS is taken care of by school district.

    they are going to be mowed by myself and 1 person. each school is bid individually. on a per mow basis as they are mowed as needed. i read procuts post so please dont kill me. lol

    will be mowed with. 54" hustler xone, 72" hustler super Z, 60" JD 925

    elementary school #1.
    main area- 2 acres
    back field- 1.65 acre
    blowing 10 min
    price= $150

    elementary school #2
    mowing- 5 acres
    trimming- 5000'
    blowing- 15 min

    elementary school #3
    mowing- 6.5 acres
    trimming- 7700'
    blowing- 15 min
    price= $275

    Middle School
    Mowing- 21.5 Acres
    Trimming- 15000'
    blowing- 30 min
    price- $830

    now my big question is the price on the middle school. i mean its litterally like 5 hrs worth of work. and is the biggest account ive ever bid on so i want your opinions on that mainly. but feel free to comment on the others.

    and nobody ask where they are b/c im not going to say. and all schools will remain nameless. thank you for your advice. if you need more info just ask.
  2. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,165

    I know that this is going to piss everyone off but...How much did they go for this year?
  3. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    couldnt tell you. they have building and grounds lumped together in the budget. so you cant tell what they spent on mowing alone. the only thing that is separted is contracted snow removal.
  4. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,165

    If these are public shcolls and they had contracts last year then you are entitled to see them. Knowing these numbers will not tell you what to bid but it may tell you if you are wasting your time or not.

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