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I'm in the process of preparing my first bid and I'm unsure of the pricing.
They want a crew for overnight cleaning.
The days are Sunday through Thursday from 6 pm until no later than 1 am.
I also would like a separate bid for a day porter, Monday through Friday 7 am until 4 pm.
The day porter should also be able to perform light maintenance duties.
How much should I charge them? The current cleanable square footage is 78,577.15 total for both buildings.
Tuesday’s Answer:Not much to go on here.
If you can clean at the rate of (just an example) 2250 sq. ft. per hour, you will need about 35 man-hours fitted into 7 hours a night.
Figure that you will need 5 cleaners (7x5=35). Add your labor rate (including burden), say $10 per hour, and you need to charge $350 a night to break even on the manpower. $1750 per week.
The day person will cost 8 hours a day times 5 days x $10 per hour = $400 for the week.
Now, your labor … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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