We are new to irrigation. We have repaired many many systems but only installed 2 news. Well we put in a bid for a new commercial project two weeks ago and the owner called me yesterday to inform me that another company beat our bid. This doesnt bother me although we really need the work with the horrible drought we are in, but I am mainly concerned that they beat our bid by half. They are the big guys and would have guessed 100% that our bid would of been less.How could this be? Are they getting materials that much cheaper by buying in bulk? I thought we were getting a good price on material online which was cheaper than what the local Ewing was giving us. Can someone help me understand this? They even beat my sod install by $1,000 and I knocked it down $25 a pallet because of the bulk. I just dont know how they are doing it.