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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Question

Can you recommend software for bidding construction clean ups?


Answer

Not from my personal experience. One of our foremost contributors offers some sound suggestions as to what this work entails at http://www.nationalproclean.com/id145.html.
You may also want to do an Internet search under "construction cleaning bidding software" to see what turns up. I would avoid any sort of commitment to subscription on-line programs unless you can see yourself doing a lot of this work in a regular basis.
Here is a money saving suggestion. Why not go into Excel and use the task list at the above website to make you own bidding program?
List the common tasks, place the average time per sq. ft. (or whatever) your operation needs for each, add the hourly rates you need for each, drop in the sq. ft. numbers, have the spreadsheet do the math.
It will take very little time, especially if you have a spreadsheet savvy kid around, and it will help you remember to include all the basics. Best of all, it is almost free.

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