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i would like to bid on a wallmart account.Does anyone know how much insurance coverage they would require like 100,000-1 million etc...Also do they require you to have workmans comp? or any other type of coverage that i might not know about.
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i would like to bid on a wallmart account.Does anyone know how much insurance coverage they would require like 100,000-1 million etc...Also do they require you to have workmans comp? or any other type of coverage that i might not know about.
Where I live to bid on commercial accounts you require 2 million liability, even for just mowing, workers comp, copy of your registration of your company with the province, CCRA (same as IRS) and WHMIS

http://www.whmistraining.ca/index.cfm

Most commercial accounts here or a great deal of them here do a Request For Proposal (RFP) it will list the requirements.
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I got 1mill gen liab, 1mill comercial vehical, 2mill umbrela and that was fine for wally. If your not inc then you will need to so you can file workers comp exempt. This will not cover employees
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hey thanks guys.The bids have not come out yet but wanted to know a little something ahead of time
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Won't they tell you what they specifically require on the bid? Or do they wait until you apply to ask you this?
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Won't they tell you what they specifically require on the bid? Or do they wait until you apply to ask you this?
I think he is taking a proactive approach to see what he needs before he gets to the point where he can bid, smart move IMHO as he can figure the costs of getting what they require before he bids, also allows him the opportunity to approach them before they approach the market.
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Good point.

I am sure a lot of forum readers are wondering how to go about finding when Walmart is accepting bids and how to find out about this.

Does anyone have any advice on this?
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the bid proposal has not come out yet but I wanted to get all my stuff together and up my insurance if I needed to.the only thing I was concerned about was the amount I needed.This will be the first commerical account that i will be bidding on. so was not sure what the requuirements were and how much to bid it for.I Read on a previous forum to maybe offer a free mow to see the time involved in it but did not know if that was practile or not being that it is a bid. Thanks to all for the insight on this.
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I've seen some guy's do that. But heres the thing, you could waste a whole day to figure your time, and then not get the bid.
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You will need to get a Vendor # first Then most all Stores will handle all lawn care and parking lot sweeping bids thur there own store 1mil lns. is ok but some want 2mil We carry 5 mil because they will be changing in the next couple years
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