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post #1 of Old 01-25-2019, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Bidding Commercial Jobs


I'm sort of new to the commercial cleaning industry. I was an operations manager for a large commercial cleaning company in CO. I never dealt with the biz development side of things and that's where my questions lie..

I and a partner have started a new commercial cleaning company in a different state and we feel pretty confident in all areas of the company with the exception of bidding jobs. I have an idea of how to bid a job but don't have anything really nailed down. I've also tried "Clean Guru's" software for bidding and I don't like that fact that they require you to measure every single room in an office. I'm certainly not looking for something general but I also think there's gotta be something that can be as accurate but not as detailed.

So, I'm wondering if anyone has a system that's a bit more simple yet accurate and fair. I'm very comfortable looking at spreadsheets and also open to software.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Thank you,

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post #2 of Old 02-13-2019, 03:25 PM
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Software for Bidding-- I believe CleanBid/CleanGuru offers a 30 day trial. I have tried it out on a couple of my accounts and found it to be inline with what I had bid.
I use excel spread sheet and us e the ISSA Cleaning Times--this guide lists the cleaning time for floors,walls,stairs,restrooms etc.times are given per 1000 sq ft or by the task such as changing out light bulbs or listed by the minute. You can search for cleaning times guides--parrish supply has one. Then take the figures from the guide and develop a spreadsheet for that bid.
Carpet--vacuum 16" upright vacuum-- 14.20 minutes per 1000 sq ft
Restroom service--9 fixtures--trash+disinfect=mirrors+supplies refill+clean floor---27.00 minutes
* your cleaning time maybe longer or shorter than the listed time**
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A Good Bid starts with taking good thorough notes on the walk thru and ASK??????

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This is a scenario where having cleaned yourself comes in handy. During a walk-through taking meticulous notes, asking numerous questions, and judging how long it would take you to do the job if you did it yourself. Experience such as this leads to your per square foot production rate which varies per facility. Fyi, we have never based any of our pricing on outside charts/software. Not saying it doesn't work, just never did it.
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Does your company deal only with cleaning? I need very often the cleaning of gutter in my house because the system is very old and gets clogged. I'm using always the services of a company that finds the gutter contractors near me. All is very comfortable and I'm not losing my time for calling 5 different cleanings for one problem. During one hour they are coming and making all perfectly. The prices are very good and I like to save my budget.

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Due to COVID-19 people are more worried about cleaning and disinfection of their homes so they can stay safe. So if you're looking for a cleaning company that provides quality services not only for just cleaning but also for disinfection you can contact the professional house cleaning services.
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Hello, I wanted to tell you honestly, I do not understand a thing about this issue, I do not know much about business and how to conduct business, and so on. I don't have a business of my own. But the only thing I can advise you is to find a real specialist and talk to them about all these things. In general, tutors can be useful, you just pay for an hour and that's it. At the same time, tutors can be specialists in completely different areas. Well, you can read more about tutoring here on: online tutoring jobs.


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Search for some info on the internet. Talk to people who are already tutors. Figure out what subject will you teach and so on. And also the price.
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