Let’s be a copycat


#1

I ran across a thread where racer had done a post on giving all of y’all the info then everyone suggesting a price and thought it might be fun/informative to do the same but on a commercial job rather than residential.

I’ll post everything I can and answer any questions to the best of my knowledge.

The job is on a military base in north Alabama I already hold the contract on washing the buildings and now we are bidding on the sidewalks,

curbs and gutters. I’ll post some pictures to help give a visual on the size.

Bids are due 2pm this coming Tuesday and there are two other companies and myself looking at the project.


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#4

Do you know how many square feet of concrete and how many linear feet of gutters and curb?


#5

50,000 sq ft of sidewalk approximately
4,850 lf of curb and gutter


#6

I have a veteran’s affairs disability rating though so I’d probably bid it at $75-80k. Lol

This is tough since I’ve never done a govt gig though. Regular commercial I’d try to get $20-25k out of it.


#7

I would be surprised if the winning bid was over 10k


#8

Close, I think.
Maybe.8 per foot on the flat and 25 per linear on the curb.


#9

Yeah. .08sqft on the side walks. Could probably swing $1 on the curb and gutter and get away with it


#10

That curb and gutter might go that…around here it is 35 a foot…I figured federal contractors would do it for less…but I don’t really have a base for reference.


#11

Never ever for less…


#12

Oh, yes…there are times that the government is cheaper than the private sector.


#13

.08 for the concrete


#14

Bids due today at 2 pm any more guesses? (Didn’t quite take off like racers thread lol)


#15

I won at $24,950


#16

Awesome!


#17

Holy cow, I was going to say $7900. Good job. What were the other bids, sheesh.


#18

That awesome man. How long will a job like that take?

I dont know how yall bid jobs like that… i struggle enough with just houses.


#19

You’ll get there! Just takes time and confidence! I’d rather overbid the first 5 jobs and win the 6th than underbid 5 and be stuck with doing the work for less!


#20

WOW! Teach me how to be GREAT like that one day! PLEASE!

Congrats!