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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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What's the back story to that? Yikes I can't imagine getting fined that much for something that seems so minor.
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I am bidding on my first big commercial job. It's a state funded day care with a total of 32 properties. They all vary in size with some being small enough that they will only need trimming around playground equipment, etc. and others will probably take a 2 man crew 30 - 45 minutes or to mow, trim and clean up. My biggest concern is that the 32 properties are spread out over 8 counties with drive times between 30 minutes - almost 2 hours one way. Given the amount of locations I was thinking of meeting in the middle on pricing with an overall charge of say $40 each which would be a total of $37,800 for service 3 times a month over the 9 months they are requesting. Does this sound close or am I way off?

ask when they pay their invoices because most states are 60 to 90 days and i have done work for my state in the past and it took 120 days to get paid.

if you are established and you you can cover expenses and wait for the money and have other work to do that keeps you afloat then go for it.
if you are a small guy thinking this is the break you been waiting for it will most likely be is your demise.
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Thanks for all the input. I did not win the bid. I was told that they awarded it to the company who had it last year and the guy actually said he doesn't know how the company is making any money. I figured gas, time, payroll, etc. and am not interested in working for free so it's all good.
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Did they tell you what the winner bid the job at? It would have been interesting to know how much it differed from your bid.
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