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What would you bid on this job?

Trying to get an idea if I am underbidding jobs from a regional that I get consistent work from thru Cyprexx. If everyone bidding was on a level playing field in regards to cost of business, what would you bid on the following services:

Intitial lawn - 1 acre lot, under 12" (weedeat,edge, shrub trim)
10 cy total debris
Initial Sales clean - 2000 sf property (to cyprexx specs)

I know that there are many variables here, just trying to get an idea of what others charge for these individual services in a bid scenerio. Any input is appreciated.

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Trying to get an idea if I am underbidding jobs from a regional that I get consistent work from thru Cyprexx. If everyone bidding was on a level playing field in regards to cost of business, what would you bid on the following services:

Intitial lawn - 1 acre lot, under 12" (weedeat,edge, shrub trim)
10 cy total debris
Initial Sales clean - 2000 sf property (to cyprexx specs)

I know that there are many variables here, just trying to get an idea of what others charge for these individual services in a bid scenerio. Any input is appreciated.

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Get a copy of HUD letter ML2010-18. Give 20% for Cyprexx and 20% for the regional. You probably won't get many bid approvals but that's about where you should be bidding at.



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Act like its a silent auction.....Bid what YOU can AFFORD to do it for, not low balling to get the work and break even.
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230 for debris
175 for lot
150 for clean

I don't do cleans because I dont think they pay enough.

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a billion dollars....
That way everyone can take a cut and you'll get the 550 you need to complete the job

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Thanks zoly & brad. Knew I would get some of the other type of responses as well.
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I work for Cyprexx directly and could easily get $750 on that bundle, depending on the (their) client. I could also make the same job happen relatively comfortably for $550. If the jobs you bid for this regional come out in your favor and you feel comfortable with your profit then don't worry if there is more on the table. Their profits are marginal and it maybe that the only thing keeping their work flowing to you is your "reasonable" prices. The more you try to squeeze out of them, the more likely they are to look elsewhere. I work through two other regional companies and I often wonder the same thing, but I still keep their bids lower. You can get a bit more than $150 on a 2000sf sale clean too. Just get lots of close ups of the grime to justify.
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Cyprexx would only ever do 20/cyd with me on gmac BUT they were not sticklers on cyd counts, almost never had my cyds disagreed with.
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I work for Cyprexx directly and could easily get $750 on that bundle, depending on the (their) client. I could also make the same job happen relatively comfortably for $550. If the jobs you bid for this regional come out in your favor and you feel comfortable with your profit then don't worry if there is more on the table. Their profits are marginal and it maybe that the only thing keeping their work flowing to you is your "reasonable" prices. The more you try to squeeze out of them, the more likely they are to look elsewhere. I work through two other regional companies and I often wonder the same thing, but I still keep their bids lower. You can get a bit more than $150 on a 2000sf sale clean too. Just get lots of close ups of the grime to justify.
No offense but that has to be the worst advice I have seen in a long time. You are running your business and should never leave money on the table. It is that mindset that has thrown this industry into the state that it is in. Ask yourself the following questions: Who is doing the work? Who is financing the work being done? And who really is taking the risk? It sure as he!! isn't the paper pushing order mills..........



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Tell them that you will pay them to do it, that's what it end up being anyway...
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