1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Bidding a Residential demo project, Reality check please?

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by tmc_31, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. amscontr

    amscontr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    136
    Occupation:
    Operating Engineer 520
    Location:
    Illinois
    Around here 20 yard dumpsters range $350-$400 with a 5 ton limit and 40 yards go for $450-$500 with a 7 ton limit with a $55 per ton overweight charge.
    Recently we had a low bidder underbid 2 houses at 1600 sq. ft. each for $4000.00 ea. 1 house contained asbestos siding and the other looked like Hoarders abandoned it. 3 other bidders bid it at the $6000 to $7000 range. Needless to say this was a city job and they awarded the $4000 bid. The low bidder got busted for illegal dumping on a farm near a creek. Now he wants to go back to the city and charge the taxpayers more $$$. He also put the city in the spotlight because they are the owners and generators of the waste.
    Just a little "FYI" for those trying backdoor legitimate companies that follow the rules. This person's fines will be about $4000, not including the land owner's, or the city's fines, fees, etc.
    Do you don't think the taxpayers should get hit with additional costs because some Fly-by-Night Bum comes in at a low bid tries to cheat the system, then gets busted?
     
  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    9,048
    Occupation:
    Running what I brung and taking what I win
    Location:
    Alabama
    Yes I do. If this would happen more often it might have an effect on how municipalities vet their contracts and contractors, instead of just taking low bid. However most state laws are rigid on bidding procedures and dictate the lowest bid wins. The low bid system with minimum contract requirements will result in this scenario from time to time. Then there is nepotism and the "good ol' boy" system that goes along with small municipalities that is a whole different topic.

    This is the reason why I don't pursue the municipal market.
     
  3. amscontr

    amscontr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    136
    Occupation:
    Operating Engineer 520
    Location:
    Illinois
    This is the Good Ole Boy - Nepotism System around here. This clown had to subcontract the work out to boot.
     
  4. TrentNz

    TrentNz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    202
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Sorry late reply. We dont really have basements in NZ. I usually crunch it up with the bucket, it does work, find its best to pile up and crunch it, mix pile and repeat. If its a woodem floor ill slightly crunch it then put it in bin and crunch it then.