Does anyone know the formula? We are not direct, so I dont have this info, but we are constantly getting BATF orders, we generally bill it at what we want for the job, and get paid. I am just curious if the formula can be worked out mathematically or does it have to go into fieldscape to figure?
LPS BATF are WellsFargo work orders only, there is no formula, each BATF is required to have Cost Estimator accompanying it.You do the job bill threw Fieldscape and send in a CE after the upload. If the photos justify the charges and the CE is put together properly then payment will go out,
But that being said Ive had some BATF reductions mostly due to the fact that the photos don't justify the charges, even tho the CE said so.
Since audits are well on their way now the nationals are looking for more justification on bids and billing.
Here are some examples of what the most common BATF should look like when submitting for payment.
Bid to trim overgrown shrubs – advise amount of cut (12” 24” etc), dimensions (length x height), and cubic yards of clippings disposed
o I.E. Trim 24” off shrubs touching house in front 30 linear feet up to 6’ tall 2 cu yds clippings $xx.xx
Bid to remove vines growing on structure/fence line – advise if poisonous or not, height on structure, linear feet along structure, and cubic yards of clippings disposed
o I.E. Remove vines growing on fence – up to 6’ tall and 20 linear feet – 2 cu yds $xx.xx
Bid to trim any trees – advise if touching house or roof, height of tree, and cubic yards
o I.E. Trim 2 trees touching house and roof – 15’ tall and 20’ tall – 4 cu yds clippings $xx.xx
Bid to remove any saplings only if not doing so will likely cause damage – advise height, diameter of trunk, and cubic yards
o I.E. Remove 4 saplings next to shed – 4-6” diameter up to 8’ tall – 4 cu yds clippings $xx.xx