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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Question

We are bidding on a 150,000 sq. ft. building that has carpet, tile cement, VCT, done 5 days a week. Conference rooms, locker rooms, model shop, elevator, office areas, road test garage, cafeteria and kitchen.. The company has 3 separate buildings; we will staff 4 people in each with a supervisor. Which bid formula should we use? It will be our largest account; we service a 90,000 sq. ft. building right now also.


Answer

It reads as if you have three buildings, each 150,000 sq, ft, and the 8 hour production time for each is around 3750 sq. ft. per hour. Since you have a large building already, review the bid formula you used for that and see if it is working for you. Is so, use it on the next three.
40 man-hours a night times whatever dollar amount is now making a profit for you. Adjust as needed.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com