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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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Ok Here is a Google earth picture of the job I need to bid on. I need a fast answer as I have to be there to meet with administrators tomorrow morning at 8am. I had no idea of the scope of the job until I got the address and looked it up a few minutes ago. The picture is below. I have to cut every pond bank, there are 11 in total. They sit at a 45 degree angle and I am told some of the weeds are 4' tall and 1" in dia. Should I still stick with my $35 per hour estimate? Only 6 of the ponds are full so I think those will be the hard ones. I called my bid in to my contact and they told me to reconsider because it was more work than I thought and to be there in the morning.
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I am guessing you are going to have to manually trim it with your line trimmer? How long are you estimating this would take?
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I am guessing you are going to have to manually trim it with your line trimmer? How long are you estimating this would take?
Ok so I just got home. Its actually not as bad as it looks. 3 of the ponds now have large rock on the banks and weeds dont grown there so that means there are only 8 of them to do and half those are empty so that's a plus. I though about buying a cheepo trimmer and hiring help but that would cost me $300 for 2 days. I quoted $500 and 2 days. I may have to put in 10-12 hour days but at least I wont have labor to pay. Also that puts me at $250 per day which is above my $200 per day minimum. I did learn there are so many more variables when working for a public entity for example when I got there I was told NOT to tell the Admin that I was not licensed or no way would I get it. However my bid was right at the state max for someone with out a landscape contractor license so I am good there. Also from what I understand I may be waiting a week or two before I get word weather or not I actually get the job or not which is fine.
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From what we have seen on here, government jobs usually require proof of all this.

Why do you think they didn't require it?
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Steve. Its my understanding that they are a privately owned water district that is under contract and funded by the county so all the normal county regulations such as fair bidding practices do not apply.
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Oh very interesting! Keep us posted on how this all works out. I wonder if they will let you know how much the winning bid was for after it is decided. Also, is there any way to see the previous years winning bid?
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