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Offline pyramid Environmental AZ

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Bidding larg Hydro-seeding jobs
« on: Thu March 05, 2020, 02:59:19 PM »
 Does any one know of any on line classes or seminars you can go to too learn how to bid theses larger jobs ?. The one I am bidding right now for instance is a 68-acre job. Consists of the following 
1. disc all areas
2. Spread Dot approved compost at 1,500 pounds per acre area
3. Supply and install fertilizer at 200 pounds per acre area
4. Supply Hydro-seeding wood fiber mulch at 1,500 pounds per acre area/ I have this
5. Supply hydro-straw with tack second application over the hydro-seeding
Steve
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I have been in the hydro-seeding business since 1985, Started in the New York area, Then ended up moving here in Arizona. Where I have been hydro-seeding since 1995. WE do commercial and residential hydro-seeding,
Steve

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Re: Bidding larg Hydro-seeding jobs
« Reply #1 on: Sat March 07, 2020, 11:26:52 AM »
Don't know of any classes that teach you how to bid large projects like this.  It is an experience game.  There are actual books that such as RSMeans that publish typical costs for jobs. (Expensive but useful)
I have helped a number of my contractors work through large project jobs like this.  The first thing I like to do is break it down by acres.  What does the job cost/acre is usually easier to estimate.  Items 3 through 5 are pretty standard stuff. FYI Hydro-Straw is a product but I am betting they are requesting blown straw and tack
Item #1 is a per/ hour rate estimate.  You should be able to compute how long it will take you to disc and acre based on your equipment.  Item#2 Is again Time and material costs.

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Offline pyramid Environmental AZ

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Re: Bidding larg Hydro-seeding jobs
« Reply #2 on: Tue March 10, 2020, 07:54:50 AM »
Thanks for the info. That's how I kinda figured it. But they had three types of applications to figure out. I threw out a bid lets see what happens
Steve   
I have been in the hydro-seeding business since 1985, Started in the New York area, Then ended up moving here in Arizona. Where I have been hydro-seeding since 1995. WE do commercial and residential hydro-seeding,
Steve

 

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