First commercial cleaning bid too high?
I've missed being on the forum for awhile- been kinda busy...
I put in a bid for my first 'commercial' construction cleanup job. Its for a final clean only and indoors.
The facility is a single story office building. Its about 8,000 sf
and has 37 windows and 5 glass doors.
I faxed a bid yesterday for $1702 This is at my .20 cents sf rate and $5 each for windows/glass doors (inside & out). Others specs of the job include:
The usual removal of debris/trash, walls, baseboards, vents & light fixtures, doors/frames/ hardware, etc.
Sanitizing - (when its safe on the material, I sanitize all 'highly touched' surfaces): bathrooms, of course (including stall walls/doors), kitchen plumbing fixtures, etc.. but also cabinetry, countertops, plug & light switch covers, doorknobs.
Vacuuming/ sweep & mop carpet/floors.
Sweeping the outdoor walkways (along the front & one whole side of this building)
They also want the carpets steam cleaned (5309 sf) = one day rental for shampooer (about $30 cost)
The builders have left the place pretty clean - mainly just removing labels and microdust for the most part. There is a file 'room' (about 16 x 12') with those tall rolling file dividers that will have to be dusted ( about 5 with appx. 100 + file slots per side), but
the whole place shouldn't take over a few days to clean and I'd make a
really nice profit.
Does this bid sound appropriate for this job or does commercial usually go for less than residential?
My cleaning business is 'green' cleaning only (from day one)and it is stated in the bid. The the building is just down the road from me. I'm hoping this may help me get the job ....