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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Question

Iím not sure how much to bid on a 16,000 sq. ft. library building. They want service 6 times a week. They will only supply hand towels, toilet paper and hand soap. Daily, they want janitorial cleaning. Yearly, they want us to wash their interior-exterior windows. As needed, spot clean carpets, etc...


Answer

You need much more information to make a bid presentation.
What is your production rate for the general cleaning? Can you vacuum the carpeted areas with a backpack and cover 10,000 sq. ft. an hour? Are rest rooms involved? How many windows and how accessible are they?
It is possible you can do this in 2 hours a day, but you need to know what is involved to be assured of that.
Consider doing more of a detailed survey, and then do research into production rates for your operation. With some numbers, you will be able to price more accurately.

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