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Old 07-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hey hey guys, havent been on here in a while. I've been swamped! Cant complain though.

I've been doing more and more tile here lately, along with carpet and wood floors. I had a call for a bid on a large tile job at an office complex. I dont want pricing or anything like that, just more interested in how you present your bid.

I've been bidding like Tile + approx. $4.25 including labor, grout, thinset. This makes my labor price look high, but the material cost low.

Should I present my bid like Labor + Tile, grout, thinset, ect..

The job is 1500 sq. ft. floor tile, 18 inch tiles, broken down into several small offices and a large entry room. This is my biggest tile job so far, so I'd like my bid to look as appealing as possible.

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Provide a scope of work, description of materials, and give a figure for the job. Unless requested, I don't know why you are breaking a bid down to separate labor & material.

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Provide a scope of work, description of materials, and give a figure for the job. Unless requested, I don't know why you are breaking a bid down to separate labor & material.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, Im not sure why I do it like that either. I dont with carpet, or wood floors. I guess just because theres more options with tile, like different kinds and colors of grout and tiles, ect... The furthest Ive broken it down has been Tile + everything else so my actual labor amount doesnt show. Another tile setter I know breaks it down, guess thats why I started doing it like that. I've only been venturing into tile for a year or so.

Thanks for the advice, I'll bid this job the way you guys mentioned. Makes more sense, should've been doing it like that from the start.
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