The overall building is a town hall for a city. There is a large entry way which leads to hall ways of which jet out into various spaces. Some of this 97k sq ft. is made up of a large empty room used for small events; similar to a convention space. Another room, which is not used often is the chamber room, where the city counsel meets. So mostly benches for visitors and a large desk. I guess you could equate this to a small court room. Obviously these spaces are not used every night, but the city still wants them "cleaned" five night a week. So it will need to be included in the bid. The rest of the space consist of offices for city employees. There may be more desks than this, but thats all I counted during the job walk. The majority of the work will not be the offices, we can bust those out quickly. Its the cleaning of the tile flooring across most of this space which is the problem. If I had to use a word to describe the entry way (sitting area) etc I would call it "grand."
As of now I know the regular $0.08 per sq ft. is far too high. I almost feel that even the 0.05 is too high. There are around 30 companies bidding on this job.