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post #1 of Old 09-14-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Pricing a 11,700sq.ft. DMV office

I have a great opportunity to bid on a government contract it's an 11,700 sq. ft. office it's divided into two different dept. a DMV office and a motor vehicles office. We are to clean both places 5 days a week. General cleaning, dusting, moping, garbage, But they want complete janitorial where we would supply the janitorial supplies toilet paper, paper towels, liners, water cooler cups, change light bulbs when they burn out, spot clean rugs, remove gum, clean light fixtures, sweep the outside area, clean inside and outside windows. also buff tile floors every quarter and wax them as well yearly. The carpet needs to be spot clean when needed and shampoo quarterly.

Mind you the tile area is about 60%, the carpet 30%, ceramic tiles 10%. and they want all this together in the bid. And im thinking a DMV office see's about 200 people a day and lets say 30% use the toilet, how much paper would be used here. And the motor vehicle sees about 100 people a day I think.

Im trying to figure out how long would it take to do a place like this. I'm thinking about 3-4 hours, 3 people I think. And about the janitorial supplies how would I estimate usage to give a proper quote.

This is a big one and I really want to land this one badly but at the same time I don't want to short my profits either.
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Im getting a monthly price of $4,315 per month.

Also we need to put all the dispensers for the bathroom, breakrooms in the new office.
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Im getting a monthly price of $4,315 per month.

Also we need to put all the dispensers for the bathroom, breakrooms in the new office.
The company that they are using now is charging them $800 a month for 6000 sq.ft. I personally think this is in correct or this person/company is taking a major loss.
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If it's a government office that size expect other bidders to come in low and to do a crappy cleaning job in 3 hours per night for just one person. With supplies included the franchise cleaning companies will most likely be bidding at $1,795.00 per month.
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If it's a government office that size expect other bidders to come in low and to do a crappy cleaning job in 3 hours per night for just one person. With supplies included the franchise cleaning companies will most likely be bidding at $1,795.00 per month.
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Even at $1795 per month, one person per day in 3 hours wont complete this job, putting all the supplies monthly, shampooing the rugs about 4000sq.ft. and strip & wax 7000sq.ft twice a year. sweep outside the entrance of both places. Change light bulbs when they burn out and we have to supply this. remove gum and other stuff from surrounding areas. This place will see about 150-200 people a day.

7000sq.ft @ .25sq.ft strip & wax = $1,750 x 2 yr. = $3500
[email protected] Shampoo rug = $500 x 2 yr. = $1000
Total $4,500 / 12 = $375 per month

cleaning supplies per month = $280
1 Worker 3 hrs.x $10hr. = $30/day x 5 = $150wk. x 52 = $,7800 / 12 = $650. Also one worker 3 hrs wont cut it. minimum 2 workers 4hrs. per day
Overhead exp. $450 per month.
Employee taxes: 18%
workers comp. 15%

And it's the management company looking for a cleaning company to clean the government offices, I guess it's included in the rent already.

How can a franchise make any money here going so low and if they do. It will be a matter of time before the renters start to complain to the management office.
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I didn't add in the cost for carpet cleaning and floor waxing to $1,795.00 per month. There is a reason that I clean no government accounts because they must always take the lowest bidder. There's no way that you get your price if you expect 2 people to clean for 4 hours per night. That's 8 total hours per night to clean 11,700 sq.ft? You also figured in an extra $450.00 per month for overhead? Who's going to pay you for that?
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