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ICAN/ATEX: How do I build a quote for consumables?

December 03, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Tuesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

How do I calculate how much to quote for consumables such as paper towels, hand soap, liners, toilet paper?

Isn't there a quick way to do it by the square foot per building?

I have been using $.0015 per square foot.

Tuesday’s Answer:

You might try the ISSA website at: http://www.issa.com/data/File/ConsumableCalculator.swf

Most product suppliers should have access to similar calculators for different settings and they should be able to answer your questions.

Check with your local product supplier to see what resources they have available.

Also, research some manufacturer’s sites. Kimberly-Clarke provides this limited one on-line. www.kcprofessional.com/us/tools/ProductUseCalc.asp

Keep in mind the disclaimers on all such aids.

Things change and these are estimates    ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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