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Exclamation help with snow estimate

i was looking at putting a bid in on this property and was looking for some help on pricing, property is all plowing no shoveling and no ice management, they also have someone else truck the snow off the property, so all this is for is plowing.
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You plan on getting more snow? I already took my plows off the trucks.

This late in the year I would worry why there hiring someone now. Did they not pay and the last guy stopped showing?
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if you had no cars in the lot,it would be 4 or 5 passes through the lot with a plow ,wouldnt take 5 minutes normally ,and if your seriously looking to pick this job up ,offer them free plowing for the rest of the season in return for a signed contract for next season at $75.00 per plow .You shouldnt have to go out more than once or twice this year [thinking not at all in all honesty] .
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the lot is at my part time job and my boss said he would hire me for the upcoming winter season
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My plow is off my truck at this time too, but it only take 2 minutes to hook back up
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Well its so small it shouldnt matter if you underbid it. Youll probably spend more time driving there and back then plowing. I could see $75 being fair.

Make sure you have a contract that puts slip and falls on the owner. I always put a waiver in a contract if salting is declined. You still might get sued being the contractor but you have a better chance.
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heres a copy of my snow removal contract.
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im thinking about 15 minutes 20 max
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