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Monday, September 01, 2014

Question

How do I calculate the weekly cleaning cost for 1,600 sq. ft., 60 sq. ft., 72 sq. ft. 5days a week, then 460 sq. ft. 6days a week, to get the basis for award? Do I calculate my indirect and direct expenses, and hourly wages or salaries?


Answer

Everything that costs you money to do in connection with this project must be figured into the price you need to charge to pay those costs and make a profit.
Please take a few minutes to review the information under Bidding & Estimating at http://www.icanatex.com/Index.asp for more details on what is involved.
You need to be specific as to what is being cleaned and the tasks involved before you can determine the labor and supply costs and come up with a workable pricing for this job.

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