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Friday, November 27, 2015


I need to bid on an office space that is 6500 square feet. It's a mortgage broker's office with about 30 employees. There are 8 small offices, a kitchen/break area, 2 larger spaces containing 10 cubicles each, a conference room, one bathroom. Most of it is carpeted, approximately 700 square feet is linoleum or tile. They want it cleaned 3 times a week. How much do you think I should charge?


I wish I could tell you, but the pricing of a job depends on your production capabilities for the work required and the business costs you incur, and I have no idea of what those are.
You need to review the ICAN/ATEX archives under Bidding & Estimating at to learn what we have written in the past about the factors to consider when preparing an accurate bid.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor