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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to bid a large job?

August 5, 2013

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We recently were asked to place a bid on day cleaning at one of our local schools.

We have never taken on a project this large before.

So, my question is, how do we even begin to quote such a job?

Monday’s Answer:

My first question would be: Are you qualified to bid or do this job?

If you don't know how to bid the job, how are you going to know how to organize and perform the work?

Not every account is for every contractor. Educational facilities can be tricky as you have many bosses and budgets are tight as they prefer to spend money on books, not brooms.

If you do decide to ... Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.

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