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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Subcontracting

July 13, 2011
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Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Can someone tell me if receiving subcontracts to clean offices is as beneficial as bidding on contracts myself?
The answer:
Obviously, the contract holder has the financial advantage since all the proceeds from the job go to that company. In a subcontract arrangement, the primary contractor holds back some funds to pay for costs of job procurement, invoicing, inspections, and other office expenses, as well as a profit for the company.
That is not to say that a subcontractor cannot make an adequate income from the work, but your question was about what was most beneficial. To receive the full payout for ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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