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post #1 of Old 02-26-2015, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Are my numbers right?

They seem a bit low BUT I think I've been bidding a bit high on some buildings lately. They want a price with and without paper products.

$1515 without paper
$ never had to bid with paper products. What is the up cost and where do you purchase?

5 Buildings

Building 1 - twice a week. Would take 2 hours

1. 5 offices - Includes CEO office
2. Cubicle areas
3. 6 Bathrooms
4. Kitchen Area

Just trash, dust, vacuum, mop. Mostly carpet except for small breakroom.

Building 2 - 5 days a week. would take 1.5 hours or so

1. 2-3 offices
2. 5 Bathrooms @least 20 employees work here
3. kitchen Area
4. Cubicle

Building 3 - Once a week - .5 hours

1. One warehouse bathroom

Building 4 - Once a week - .5 hours

1. One warehouse bathroom

Building 5 - twice a week - 1.5 hours

1. 2 offices
2. Cubicle
3. 4 Bathrooms
4. Kitchen area


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post #2 of Old 02-26-2015, 04:39 AM
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Sounds like you are in the ballpark. I would come in a little higher but you will be very competitively priced.
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post #3 of Old 02-26-2015, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Peter!

Any idea on including paper products? I'm a noob when it comes to that.

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post #4 of Old 02-26-2015, 05:36 AM
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It should be based on the number of people working in the buildings. Then assume much more to be used because of theft. It also depends on whether the paper towel, toilet tissue and soap use proprietary products or generic. Some paper products are double the cost of generic supplies. Need to know the types of dispensers used to determine the cost.
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post #5 of Old 02-26-2015, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Actually just need to know what the mark up is on paper products and where I can purchase. I can figure out the rest.


Generic paper products. C-fold pull-out dispensers. Soap is small bags in the auto sanitizers.

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I look to mark up supplies 20 - 30% where possible. Just look for local suppliers and try to get the best price.
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post #7 of Old 03-24-2015, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Just received word that the company is in the final decision making. They had just one question...

"We are a dedicated Dupont vendor, therefore, our payment
terms are 60 days for vendors. I see noted in your proposal that your terms are net
due 14 days. Could you possibly extend your terms and if so, what would you be
willing to extend to? Please advise as soon as possible. We will be making a
decision based on this."

Anyone see a problem with this besides the fact that they have 60 days to pay?
Otherwise, the walk-thru was great! They mentioned the President who will extend the greatness of your service to his other business partners in the same industrial complex.

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It's not really if anyone else has a problem with it... do YOU have a problem with it?

What does being a dedicated Dupont Vendor have anything to do with the price of grapes in India? Your bank account doesn't care what dedication they have and to whom except to you.... right?

It's YOUR business, do what makes you feel comfortable.
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60 day payment terms are really crappy! We do business with very large corporations and small businesses alike and none of them have those types of payment terms. Why don't you consider offering longer then a 14 day term but better then 60? We require 30 days which I believe is fair. Depends on how badly you want the business. If they tell everyone else how great your service is and how you accept 60 days credit, better have lot's of loan money set up for all the new accounts!
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I have a question for you Peter. As you know I've never done much commercial so... when someone on the commercial side tells you.... if we like your work I'll tell everyone in the building and get you more customers.... do they really do it most of the time or not?

The reason I ask is because 99 times out of 100 on the residential side if they tell you that, you never get any referrals. Some of the customers I had for YEARS told me that when I bid them, thinking I'd give them a better and never gave 1 referral. Now looking at it from their side, I didn't give them a price break (I don't get a price break at WalMart if I bring a friend so how can I give a price break?) so maybe that was part of it but still wondering.

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I got them down to 45 days.

As far as the President giving our company a recommendation to his business partners, I took that with a grain of salt.
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That offer is usually thrown in as a negotiating tool and it irritates me when it happens. Basically they want a great cleaning deal and in return they will help us to get business. I don't have any great stories of anyone getting us a lot of new business this way but I would certainly make them stick to their word if giving in an inch. Of course when they decide that your service isn't as great as he was expecting, things could change.
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Got the contract! Thanks guys!

Peter - I did come in a little higher also. Thanks

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Right But,
JeanAnneís cleaning services is a cleaning company found in Franklin. They are one of the best cleaning companies that offer both residential and commercial cleaning services.

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You are wrong. I heard that JeanAnne's Cleaning is the worst in the state of Mass. Stay away from them!
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Glad you got the contract!

I guess that's 1 more reason I could never do commercial work, I do not play well with others. I make my own company rules and would set my net pay days and I don't normally let the customers dictate any of it. A lot of companies do work with their customers though so I understand that you do it, I just don't get in to that crowd.

Dayum Petter, I must be wearing off on you!
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