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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Bidding tips

October 18, 2011

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have my cleaning company, but I''m still "green" when it comes to bidding and estimating a job. I''m about to give a quote to a restaurant in MA. It has to be cleaned 7 days a week, floors swept and mopped, 2 restrooms, kitchen floors swept and mopped, high dusting 1x month, 11 windows (60x60) cleaned 2x month inside and out. How much should I charge?

The answer:

We can''t tell you with any degree of accuracy what to charge for this job. Your pricing will be dependent upon the time you need to do the work and the supplies you will have to purchase. You must figure those costs and ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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