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Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin

William (Bill) Griffin is the president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc. and president of the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN). ICAN is a nonprofit association comprised of industry professionals providing free consultation services through the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) and their Ask The Experts page. Comments and questions about bidding and estimating are encouraged: (206) 849-0179 or WGriffin@CleaningConsultants.com.

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July 2013 Bidding & Estimating

It’s All About Price

Though pricing may be important, contractors today are still expected to meet or exceed contract specifications and customer expectations.
Bill Griffin
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Oh, we’d certainly like to think otherwise, but when it comes right down to it, price is what bidding is all about. The customer’s goal is to determine which company can provide the best service at the most competitive price.


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June 2013 Bidding and Estimating

The Art And Science Of Pricing

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Technology as well as customer expectations are continually changing with growing emphasis on green, sustainable processes and products that are safe, healthy and environmentally friendly.


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April 2013 Feature 2

Change Is On The Floor

You may think you know a lot about cleaning and maintaining hard floors, but you haven't seen anything yet.
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When it comes to excitement in the cleaning industry, floor care is center stage for cutting-edge innovation and technology.


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March 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Gazing Toward The Horizon

A brief on some of the hot topics facing contractors now and how they will affect business in the months to come.
Bill Griffin
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As I travel the country performing third-party certification audits, I see the best of the best operations and organizations.


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February 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Bidding In Healthcare Environments

If you are unfamiliar with the healthcare market, do adequate research before bidding on any account.
Bill Griffin
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There is opportunity and potential profit in the cleaning of hospitals, healthcare facilities and medical-related offices.


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January 2013 Consultant's Corner

Innovations For The Ages

Achieving goals and fulfilling prospects is much easier if you have the right tools and equipment at your disposal.
Bill Griffin
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Goals are like a road map — okay, maybe a global positioning satellite (GPS) because nobody uses physical road maps anymore — they help you get where you want to go and their importance should not be taken lightly.


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November 2012 Bidding And Estimating

The Push For Higher Productivity

Achieving high rates of production requires the proper equipment and understanding their use.
Bill Griffin
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The processes and equipment exist today that allow a person to clean at 10,000 square feet per hour or more and do an excellent job.


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November 2012 Feature 4

Sustainable Education Programs

Information gathering and distribution is evolving as quickly as the role of custodial professional.
Bill Griffin and Matt Moberg
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December 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, will mark CMI's second session of the Sustainable Cleaning for Educational Facilities program held in partnership with Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.


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November 2012 Consultant's Corner

The Cleaning Bell Rings

The 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show draws a crowd from around the world.
Bill Griffin
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Instead of trying to get more people to come the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show and fudging the numbers when they don’t show up, we should take the show to the masses via live streaming video on the Internet.


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October 2012 Bidding And Estimating

Business Has Never Been Better

Economic conditions might not be ideal, but opportunities exist for those willing to look.
Bill Griffin
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Environmental issues are bringing what we do to protect buildings, surfaces and occupants to the forefront, and it’s a natural transition to accept the challenge and turn it into opportunity.


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