Ask the Building Maintenance Experts
Solutions for Your Toughest Problems

ICAN  Q & A  Home

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Question

I have a car dealership for bidding. There is a total of 4,367 sq. ft. of ceramic tile, 2,416 sq. ft. of carpet, 3 restrooms with 16 fixtures total, 1 lunch area with 2 microwaves and one sink, 2 entry doors, and a 2,336 sq. ft. concrete service area to be swept and mopped twice a week. They need 6 days a week cleaning. How long should it take and what should I charge?


Answer

The ISSA 447 Times booklet will give you average times for doing all that is needed. After that, you must plug in your labor and related costs to get a fair and workable price to present.
While we appreciate your confidence in our estimating prowess, we can but guess at the price you should put on this work. Please look through the ATEX archives to read discussions of the elements for putting together a responsible bid for work such as this.
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com