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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Bidding on equipment

May 30, 2012

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am bidding on auto scrubbing a 40,000 square foot warehouse. I know what my labor will cost, but I don’t know how to figure for the scrubber which I already own and use other places. How do you figure the cost of an expensive piece of machinery (scrubber) for the total bid price?

The answer:

Since there is no rental fee for the scrubber, normally it does not become a line item added to the cost or bid projection. Your accountant may suggest a different classification, but usually your equipment expense, as a percent of labor, will display the depreciated cost of the equipment. Also, if you include ... — ICAN representative

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