Thursday's Ask the Experts: School contracts
Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am seeking a contract for 2 schools. One facility is 44,000 sf, around 600 kids, and the other is 80,000 sf, around 1300 kids. They need one custodial person during the day for 8 hours (cleaning the lunch room, taking out the trash, cleaning the kitchen and restrooms). What is the hourly rate I should set for 1 person, 8 hours a day? Next, they need 2 people at night to vacuum, clean the restrooms, spot clean walls, take out the trash, disinfect all the door knobs. I estimated it will take 2 people around 5 hours a day, = 10 man-hours How much is the weekly rate, not hourly, that I should ask for?
In Thornton, the average janitorial pay is around $10.50 an hour. If your payroll expenses (labor burden) ran 16%, overhead (including ALL expenses) 15% and your desired profit was 25%, you would have $18.68 an hour. You did not mention who is to supply the cleaning equipment and chemicals. You would want to enter your ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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