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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: help!!! i need to write a quote ??????? Reply with quote

hi all
ive recently set up self employed (gardening etc)
for the past 10 months ive only done private gardens on a one off basis

but i had a request to give a quote to a housing association

i have never done a quote/tender before so im hopeing that someone will know where i can get some good free templates from so it looks professional and so i know the kind of layout expected ???

any help/advice appreciated thanks

i have already checked out business link but they only had some guidance notes more suited to large business 's submitting huge contracts /tenders .

this tender is for 12 months keeping about 8 properties grass cut / shrubs pruned and carpark clear of litter ...

please help i have to put it in the post tomorrow????
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Squidgey

If you have Microsoft Publisher, there are plenty templates you can use. If you go to 'publications for print' > 'letterhead' > 'plain paper' you'll find loads of simple ones you can adapt for a tender - it'll look formal, with a space for your name & business. Just state what it is you're tendering for, in simple wording, & how much you'll charge, with a total at the bottom. Also make sure you say how/when you want to be paid (they will probably pay you monthly on receipt of an invoice). Good luck! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Dear Mr. Bloggs

Thank you for your invitation to tender for {XYZ housing association}. Please find attached a copy of my quotation.

As you may already know, I have been working in this field for some time and take great pride in my work. If you have any questions or require references to the verify the high standard of my work, please contact me and I can provide further information.

Yours sincerely

Mr. Squidgey


...and on separate sheet of paper...

Quote:
Quotation for 8 properties

Each property will receive the following services each month:
- cutting the grass
- pruning shrubs
- weeding
- sweeping paved areas
- removing litter
- etc. (whatever applies)

This will take approximately one hour per property per month.

My hourly rate is 10 (or whatever it may be)

Therefore, for 12 months service, the total cost is 12 x 8 x 10 = 960

I propose that this is paid in monthly instalments of 80 should you wish to go ahead.


How's this? It's very 'rough and ready' (done in 5-10 mins) but hopefully gives you something to work from... obviously you need to adjust times/figures to something more suitable.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do let us know if you're successful, Squidgey! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will do
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, keep us posted... good luck. Wink

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