School Athletic Fields Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sunrise, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 247

    Bidding on 57 ac. devided into 18 sites to be mowed 28 time a year. All mows are with in a 5 mile range.
    No trimming or grass blowing. Must be done on weekday no weekends.
    Question is how much would you bid for this.
  2. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    In my area $30 - $35 an acre is average. I would love to land a job like that. If it were presented to me, I would bid $24-$28 just to get it. About 18 years ago I maintained the New Orleans Saints practice feilds in Hammond, La. they were approx. that size and I did them for around $19 per acre and I was rolling in the $$$$ (so I thought) I ended up getting a lot of other jobs due to the exposure.
    Good luck!!!
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I would think that $28 an acre would be more than fair considering the vast number of acres in question.

    Good Luck.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Get Stone to answer this for you. He's got a lot of school athletic fields that he maintains.
  5. motor86

    motor86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Just remember that you may have to do some cleanup when you are mowing. I know at the school that I go to, there is a ton of junk and stuff around the bleachers in the areas to mow. It will take time to pick this up, or you could just mow over it and then they would be mad at you for the litter.

    You will also get humiliated by the student. Figure that into your prices. When the prisoner's mow at the school I go to, everyone laughs at them.

  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    They laugh because they can get out on the street and sell their dope and make more in an hour than he will mowing it all! Hope they can laugh when they are the prisoners doing the mowing. HA HA
  7. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    Keep in mind they are predicting $2.00+ per gal. of fuel again in the DC/Metro area for this summer. Try to adjust your prices accordingly...

    Just a thought, Mark
  8. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 247

    Here is the bids
    sunrise 30.00 per ac.
    Brickman 23.10
    Village turf 48.43
    Tru Green Landcare 48.00
    Davey Tree 37.93

    turf Specialists 12.10
    four seasons 15.50

    If anyone from the last 2 on on this form. I have a question WHY???
  9. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    I agree Art...

    Looks like your bid was perfectly in the ball park.

    The $12-15.50 per acre I don't get.

    If I was asking your question it would not just be why, it would be how???


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