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post #1 of Old 09-12-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Office + warehouse

Hey guys,

Had a question about a current bid I'm working on. This is a distribution/trucking company. They want the office cleaned(trash, dust, 6 toilets-2 bathrooms, inter-office glass, vacuum) 3X a week @ 5,000 sq ft.

I figure about $750 a month

My main issue is their warehouse. They would like it auto scrubbed every 6 weeks. Its about 70,000 square feet. Not sure how to tackle this one. Charge by the square foot? By the hour?
To rent an auto scrubber would be about $350 including delivery. Of course the customer wants it done on a Sunday. The rental company said they would have to charge a weekend rate which would be $500.00.
I asked about getting a discount because I would be renting every 6 weeks. They have to check...

Anyway, any ideas?

Thanks for your time!
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post #2 of Old 09-15-2013, 01:22 AM
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Just keep in mind that you can buy a good, used 28" autoscrubber for around $2,500.00. Just 5 rentals would be the same price. If you think you can keep this customer long term then I would consider purchasing one. It will take 1-2 people all day running the machine over 70,000 sq.ft. so price accordingly. Will also need a degreaser for the machine. The office cleaning price is in the correct range.
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post #3 of Old 09-17-2013, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I got the account. $750 for office and $700 for warehouse. Looking around for an auto scrubber now. Also going to talk to owner about rental fees, if I'm guaranteed to rent every 6 months.

Thanks again!
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