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ICAN/ATEX: Where should I start when looking for bids?

June 24, 2013

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Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

Can anyone recommend a good place to start looking for commercial cleaning bids?

I am bonded and insured. I have had a couple of residential cleaning customers, but I am not having any luck with the commercial side of the business.

I don't know where to begin looking for open bids, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Monday’s Answer:

Forget the open bids and look for buildings that need a good cleaning service (the dirty ones) and are the size that you can handle and at locations you can service without a lot of running around.

To start, you will be doing all the work on a route, driving from one location to the next, so you want to stay compact.

Take a business card and walk into the facility.

Ask to speak with whomever handles facility maintenance so you can tell this person of your interest in providing a … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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