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    The season is starting to end. Start looking for new contracts, Most contracts will end in December and commercial accounts will start taking bids this month. Look on your county website, City`s websites look for vendors / purchasing link. You can also if they have it, look at the Current Bids, That will tell you who won the bid last year and how much the county or city is paying them. You can also do state contracts. Listen, There is BIG money in these contracts if your willing to do it and bid on them. Stop and talk with Apartment Mangers, Homeowners' Association for sub-divison. There is money to be made don`t wait till next year to find the work. Get it now while its hot. Come on people get out there beat the bush, Its not always going to come to you, You have to go to it.

    Rodman




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    Hi Rodman,

    We were talking in another post about this and I wanted to know if you had more information. Have you come across government bids that gave preference to women owned businesses? If so, do you have any advice as how best to find them?
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    • #3
      Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Oct. 12 2007,11:53)]Hi Rodman,

      We were talking in another post about this and I wanted to know if you had more information. Have you come across government bids that gave preference to women owned businesses? If so, do you have any advice as how best to find them?
      Goverment always leans towards the Minority. If you are women own business you can almost be certain that you will get the job.

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      • #4
        Quote[/b] (pnplawn @ Oct. 12 2007,10:59)]The season is starting to end. Start looking for new contracts, Most contracts will end in December and commercial accounts will start taking bids this month. Look on your county website, City`s websites look for vendors / purchasing link. You can also if they have it, look at the Current Bids, That will tell you who won the bid last year and how much the county or city is paying them. You can also do state contracts. Listen, There is BIG money in these contracts if your willing to do it and bid on them. Stop and talk with Apartment Mangers, Homeowners' Association for sub-divison. There is money to be made don`t wait till next year to find the work. Get it now while its hot. Come on people get out there beat the bush, Its not always going to come to you, You have to go to it.

        Rodman
        how do i go about looking up my county website for my town and towns, City`s websites look for vendors / purchasing link and such.

        Very interested in doing this

        also i got the bid for pressure washing that house i put up here a few days go, $185 for about 2-4 hours worth of work



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        • #5
          name the county and state and some citys near you ill help you look them up.

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          • #6
            Quote[/b] (pnplawn @ Oct. 12 2007,9:54)]name the county and state and some citys near you ill help you look them up.
            county-
            houston county <****main one * * * * * *
            henry county <****10 minutes away

            state-
            Alabama

            city-
            dothan
            headland
            abbeville

            wife owns company also- could she win bids over me,lol



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            • #7
              county-
              virginia beach,virginia
              hampton roads includes lots of cities- norfolk, portsmouth, chesapeake, virginia beach, hampton, newport news, suffolk, yorktown, williamsburg
              is that what you need?

              woman owned? meaning I am a woman and I own this company and my husband and another man work for me.... does that count?

              how do we find &#39;homeowners&#39; association for sub-division&#39;?



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              • #8
                Quote[/b] ]woman owned? meaning I am a woman and I own this company and my husband and another man work for me.... does that count?
                As far as I know, it doesn&#39;t matter who the employees are. Certain government contracts give preferential treatment if the company has a majority owner who is female or a minority.
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                • #9
                  Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Oct. 12 2007,10:01)]
                  Quote[/b] (pnplawn @ Oct. 12 2007,9:54)]name the county and state and some citys near you ill help you look them up.
                  county-
                  houston county <****main one
                  henry county <****10 minutes away

                  state-
                  Alabama

                  city-
                  dothan
                  headland
                  abbeville
                  Here is the addy for dothan. dothan

                  Look down where you see Open Bid .





                  This is your countys website. I did not see anywhere for bids like I did the citys. BUT you could call ask someone if they do have open bids. And that you would like to become a Vendor.

                  Houston County Website

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                  • #10
                    Quote[/b] (Clean Lawn @ Oct. 12 2007,5:11)]how do we find &#39;homeowners&#39; association for sub-division&#39;?
                    That&#39;s what I want to know. The only thing I can think of would be to go to the neighborhood, knock on a few doors handing out fliers and quotes, and ask the homeowners about the HoA. They should be able to tell you at least an address.

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                      • #12
                        You said in another posting about these condos that each unit takes you 10 minutes to mow. If you are charging 8.50 per unit and it takes 10 minutes; then you can do 6 in a hour. So if my math is right you are making &#036;51 per hour. You might not base your bids off of a hourly figure but thats about what it comes out to. I am still new at this and I base my bids of a hourly figure. Basically a dollar a minute. Isn&#39;t &#036;51 an hour kind of low for commercial contracts. I just bidded on 2 apartments and based my bid off of about &#036;65 an hour. Was that to high?
                        I just gave them to the property manager on Thursday. How long should I wait until I call him back to see what his decision is or do I just wait for him to call me and leave it at that.

                        I want to know how to get ahold of HOA&#39;s to.
                        Thanks.
                        Rob
                        Green Image Lawn & Landscape

                        \"If you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.\"

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                        • #13
                          Well the bid contract I got from them ask for price PER UNIT. Only time I will consider doing something by the hour is if I take my Tractor and do tractor work. Bush Hogging Box Bladed work so on. Mowing I will never base that on a hourly wage. Its may be a bit low, But I will make up the deffernce on triming of the oaks twice a year. If you see it all works out.

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                          • #14
                            Quote[/b] ]I am still new at this and I base my bids of a hourly figure. Basically a dollar a minute. Isn&#39;t &#036;51 an hour kind of low for commercial contracts. I just bidded on 2 apartments and based my bid off of about &#036;65 an hour. Was that to high?
                            I just gave them to the property manager on Thursday. How long should I wait until I call him back to see what his decision is or do I just wait for him to call me and leave it at that.
                            Can you tell me if I was about right on my pricing even though it was based off a hourly figure. I don&#39;t charge by the hour I just estimate the time its going to take me.

                            What happens after they recieve the bids. Do they call me or do I call in a week or so. This was my first time bidding on apartments. He gave me two different complexes to bid on. I don&#39;t know if he was the property manager or owner but he says "well if you have a reasonable price then will go with you", but I just charge by my normal pricing. I think he was just looking for some one to do it for real cheap. I need to learn how to charge by the sq. ft so I can bid more accurately. Thanks.
                            Rob
                            Green Image Lawn & Landscape

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                            • #15
                              Dont think your bid on hourly rate will work our for you. Most apartment complexes want a monthly rate or per cut rate. Did they tell you what they wanted? Monthly ? Weekly ? Per cut ? what all do you have to do when cutting the complexes ? Im sure there taking bids now, So tell me how long do you think it will take you to cut them or one by it self? From start to finsh? Do you have Commercial Insurance ? I can tell you now if you dont have it they will not hire you to cut there grass.

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