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post #1 of Old 04-27-2011, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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A fish out of water...calling all EXPERTS!

Hi All,
Gee...a newbie with a million questions....imagine that! Ok here goes....

The same company that I submitted a retail clean has asked for a bid on the the new store post construction clean---by tomorrow! Panic! A little background: we are cleaning the temporary store (in a mall) next week, and renovations in the current store will commence. I am being asked to submit a bid for a job site unseen which is not my way. I want all of the details, to know what is and isn't. Can you all help? I have the drawing plans and no clue how to read them.....sooooo no idea about the square footage. My husband is able to help when he gets home from work but I need to begin working on this now. I feel that I am going to have to bid solely per sq.ft. because I can't see anything. Any good feedback is welcome.....
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post #2 of Old 04-28-2011, 01:04 AM
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The only help I can give is this. Pass on the job. If you take it.... come back when you finish and tell me how much HELL you went through for this 1 job that ended up not being worth what ever you bid.

But.... I hope I am wrong and you can tell me I didn't know what I was talking about.
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post #3 of Old 04-28-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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I am beginning to wonder if I even want to mess with it. I NEED to view a space before I clean, I never take a job sight unseen. Having said that, I am battling with it because it is a referral. I know that a referral doesn't always go both ways, they could be very sheisty and my client not know it...but I like to think that good people know more good people. Lol. Soooooo.....I may bid the job REALLY high and if they bite, I'll make a nice profit.....if they pass on it I may have dodged a bullet. I have a real issue with clients/jobs/situations that compromise my integrity.
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I had a similar request to something like this about 15-20 years ago it was a clothing store. The call made it sound like a simple job. But in reality their post clean was a store completely stocked. they wanted everything dusted without disturbing their stock. I figured we would have to cover all the stock with drape sheets as they wanted ceiling fixtures done. They also wanted their stock room floor stripped and waxed it was completely stocked with items on the very bottom shelves. I wish I could remember what they were willing to pay and the number $225 keeps coming in my mind but I really can't remember. I remember I laughed at them and walked away.
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