I'm a newby. I have a chance to bid on a big job. It's a retention area in my subdivision. I've been doing really well bidding on residential work using formulas I found on this site. Sq. ft. x .002 = price for job. Basically, $2.00 per 1000 sq. foot. In some areas I go as high as $2.50 to $3.00 per 1000 sq. foot. On to my job. It's 120,000 sq. foot. My neighpor is the treasure to our home howners association. She showed me the contract from last season and the guy is doing it for $130.00 per cut. It's a weekly cut job. No obsitcales. It's an easy cut. So, I use my formula, I come up with $240.00 per cut. There's no way I'll get the job. This is my first year in the business (full time). Should I bid it a the $130.00? Am I doing something wrong with the $2.00 per 1000 sq. foot? Help!