Bidding A Large 40 School Project - Advice Requested

I am bidding on a 40 school project for a school district and need some advice as I have never done a multi-facility project before.

Should I mark up the equipment at all or just attempt to make money on the labor? If I do mark up, what is the proper amount. There are not that many vendors in our area, so all the bidders will be purchasing it from the same place.

The way the bid is written, we have to give a price per piece of equipment as well as three categories: Price per wiring drop, Price per installing an interior device, Price per installing an exterior device.

It has the be the same price per camera, alarm point, as well as per access control device. No way to differentiate the three. As any installer knows, the difficulty per run (on old construction) as well as the difficulty to install a camera, alarm and access control point very between each one. So what is the best way to figure out the pricing?

Also, does anyone have any input on what is fair and competitive pricing for each of these? We will have to be paying prevailing wages.

Thank you

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