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super large bids

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by heather, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. heather

    heather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I'm working on a super large bid for a power plant. I 've gone through several searches on this site about bidding and I have a problem. The site is very secure and I can't access it for measuring. I was given a ride through (that took 4 hrs.)I have also only been given 3 days to work up some numbers. this site will require a full time staff of at least 3 people. the site has loads of bushogging and finish mowing.I 'm just going to try and figure up my cost for a start. I will only be bidding against the current contract holder which provides the grounds and facilities main.This contractor will still be on site even if I win the job as they ocupie 50% of the sites offices. Any suggestions will be appreciated
  2. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Surely the power plant has an acreage chart or list. Ask to see a copy of last years contract without the pricing. Or as a last resort you could ger really rough estimates by using Terraserver aerial photographs.
  3. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    that site is awesome....that will be the hugest asset to my company holy crap that is sweet.....its so hard to really get the layout of a big property and this is the perfect tool.

    this link is my biggest apartment complex we cut....just over 20 acres http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=4&s=10&x=1532&y=23505&z=17&w=1

    this is my biggest snow removal account and most proffitable account http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=4&s=9&x=2999&y=46997&z=17&w=1
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    you could also go to your property appraiser and get the plat maps or the lot dimesions off their website. In addition I would get a second drive through with a cam corder. Can't bid well on memory alone.
  5. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    that site is awesome
  6. steve122

    steve122 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Thank yo for pointing me to that site. It's great.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    There's another site like that, but color. Can't remember it right now though. :( Seems like it was with the Department of AG?
  8. Black95gt

    Black95gt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Well if your going to be sending 3 full-time crews out there, it sounds to me like its a neverending job. I would just bid it by an hourly basis per crew. Not sure if you can do that or not, but if you charge $120/hr for all 3 crews, then your making $960/day, minus $500 a day for labor, and maybe $100 for fuel and other misc. supplies, so your profit is $360. Not to bad of a little profit.

    Good Luck
  9. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    After looking at this site, I have to say Big Brother is watching, and he's not just the U.S. government.
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I know the color version of the site, it was newer, at least my area, and I could get it down close enough where I saw my truck at one of the schools I mow.

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