A company has posted a request for bid on 230k cases of widgets per year over the next 5 years. Determine what bid price makes the most sense as a potential supplier.
An Initial investment of 1 million is required to begin production. This investment will be depreciated using the straight line to zero method throughout the course of the project.
Fixed costs are 410k /yr and variable cost is 8.50 per case.
A Net working capital investment of 60k will also be required, none of which shall be returned at the end of the project. Assuming a 35% tax rate and a 14% return, what should the bid price be?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 3:18 am ad1c9bdddf
Initial Investment=1 million=1000 k
Net working capital required=60k
Total initial cash outflow=(1000+60)=1060 k
Depreciation per year=(Initial investment-Salvage)/Useful life=(1000-0)/5 = 200k
Fixed Cost per year=410 k
Variable cost per year=230*8.5=1955 k
Total Cost per ...
Solution provides methodology and calculations to determine the minimum bid offer from the supplier's point of view.