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RHS2010
03-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Hi, just joined. The site looks like just what I want. We have a property management/lawn care/landscape/etc.......... business. Just got asked to bid a major contract and I've panicked.

Steve
03-15-2010, 03:48 PM
Welcome to our forum!

What was it about the bid that made you panic?

RHS2010
03-16-2010, 07:39 PM
I bid on 10 areas in a small village that needed to be mowed and trimmed. Just to give an example, I bid $500/week to mow a ball diamond, two sides of the bowl around it, whip the other two sides, weed, rake the shale on the diamond and set up the pitcher's mound, mow the toboggan hill and clean up any litter and clean up the bleacher and player areas. Apparently I was 35% higher than the next highest bid. Wow, people work for nothing. I was worried because I have never bid that type of job before.

Steve
03-17-2010, 03:01 PM
Congratulations for getting the job.

When you are bidding on larger properties, break them down into digestible chunks and compare them with properties you already know how to bid.