Ok so I put my feelers out there today. I was told by a family member working for the county "Not the one I live in" to turn in a bid and they will have it accepted but I have no clue how to do this. They said just tell them a dollar amount is all I have to do. The job is 11 acres with ten holding ponds. Each pond has a 5-6 foot bank at 45 degrees that needs weed eating. They gave me a hint and said the boss like hourly rates rather than a cost for the whole job. My baseline rate is $35 per hour. The job site is 40 miles round trip. Any advice? $35 per hour sound good for weed eating or should I go higher or lower? I know I can get a high bid accepted just because of the situation but I dont want that. I want to be fair about the price. I already told them if I happen to fall in one of the crap ponds while working it will be an automatic $4,000 minimum lol. Any help or suggestions?
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County Contract, need help