Newbie!! Commercial Cleaning Bid!
I am new to this site and new to commercial cleaning. I have done my HW though. however, I am really stuck. We have an opportunity to BID on a 38000 sq ft building. We will go see it tomorrow. 23000st ft is tile! I ready dont even know how much to charge! I have researched for my area Souther CA and the going rate is about 16 cents a sq ft. The want the basic cleaning 3x a week. Nothing extra except empty refridge 1x a month.
We came to a figure of about $7500/month since we have to provide paper products, soap and deoderizer. We also will have to commute a distance. Can we charge mileage in the bid?
Also, we are a 4 man crew. My husband, the owner, has over 10 yrs experience cleaning but not his own business.
What are some must have tools for this job? Especially to clean that 23000 sq ft in tile?!! And how long a night would it take? I guessed 12 man hours so maybe 3 hours with our team??
Any guidance or help is appreciated!