View Cart (0 items)
Ask The Experts
Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on my first commercial building?

April 25, 2014
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+

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.

Friday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

We have the opportunity to place a bid on a commercial building, cleaning the common areas.

We have never put together this type of document before and are asking for assistance on how to price this job. The building is located in zip code 20678, southern Maryland area.

It is an unfinished building, total square footage is 8832.

We are being asked to vacuum hallways, clean ceramic tile in walkway, vacuum large spiral staircase, clean and stock 2 full sets of bathrooms, dust light fixtures and pictures, and dust any other areas as needed.

Friday’s Answer:

I can't be sure whether this is an initial cleanup after construction or a running contract.

Either way the the pricing depends on:
  1. Your costs of doing the business, including labor, materials, insurances, and other overhead.
  2. Condition of property
  3. Equipment available
  4. Your desired profit
Read through  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

To read this response in its entirety, click here.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Related Articles

Related Events