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post #1 of Old 03-31-2017, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Starting out small

Hey all if you read my intro you will see that i am brand new to trying out a cleaning service business

I am starting out small.
I need to give a quote or bid to a small office and was looking for help.

It is 1213 sq feet
1 bathroom
1 small kitchen with fridge and sink
3 offices
1 group meeting room
1 Waiting room/reception area
1 hallway

Should be an easy 2 - 3 times a week cleaning gig with the basics.
Dusting everywhere, cleaning bathroom and kitchen, vacuuming carpet(80 % of it is), sweeping and mopping (20% of it). Making sure ac/heating vents are clear and just your general cleaning.

I have no supplies so far.
It being so small i was going to invest in some swiffer brand stuff for cleaning floors and dusting, good broom and a decent vacuum.

Also is there a site where I could print off a bid sheet or a template for a quote?

Any and all advice is welcome. Need to get bid in before Monday morning so the sooner the better
Thanks so much
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Bernie,

Hopefully you were able to submit a bid by Monday and have heard back from the potential client.

To figure out a good quote, simply determine how many hours per visit it will take and how much per hour you want to charge.

There are countless numbers of resources for quote and bid templates. However, you should not just submit a quote to the potential client, you should submit a Contract. You need to protect yourself for every imaginable scenario and detail everything. Non paying customers, theft, holidays, etc.

Investing in some basic supplies for a 1200 square foot office will be fine.

We would quote this job at about $425-450 per month for 3 visits per week.
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Bernie,

Hopefully you were able to submit a bid by Monday and have heard back from the potential client.

To figure out a good quote, simply determine how many hours per visit it will take and how much per hour you want to charge.

There are countless numbers of resources for quote and bid templates. However, you should not just submit a quote to the potential client, you should submit a Contract. You need to protect yourself for every imaginable scenario and detail everything. Non paying customers, theft, holidays, etc.

Investing in some basic supplies for a 1200 square foot office will be fine.

We would quote this job at about $425-450 per month for 3 visits per week.


Could you elaborate on the terms of a contract and/or share your basic contract here so that we can see what goes into a contract? I put in a bid for an apartment complex and the office building and they accepted it so I know I need to get a contract drawn up however I don't know exactly how to word the terms but I definitely want to be clear about the our services. thank you
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Could you elaborate on the terms of a contract and/or share your basic contract here so that we can see what goes into a contract? I put in a bid for an apartment complex and the office building and they accepted it so I know I need to get a contract drawn up however I don't know exactly how to word the terms but I definitely want to be clear about the our services. thank you
In a nutshell, the contract should include information about your company, the scope of work for the client (what services you'll be providing), and the terms of the contract. Terms of the contract should include how you should be paid (check, credit card, Paypal, etc.) and the terms of payment (NET 15, NET 30, Upon Receipt, etc.). We also include that the client will be responsible for legal fees if we have to collect late payments from them. We also have other clauses that are specific to our company. For example, services provided on national holidays will be billed at time and a half.
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I read your piece that is much helpful and informative. You are doing a great job. It is well said that a clean office has greater employee output and satisfaction that will promote your business productivity efficiency, and make certain that the work place is a safe, healthy, environment that can help keep the people who occupy the office space healthier and happier. A lot of businesses forget to go green when it comes to cleaning their office. But cleaning supplies and materials can have a significant impact on the environment. Eco friendly products are best in nature and are not at all harmful to human health. They are friendly to the nature as well. Momentum Janitorial offers green cleaning techniques as well as carpet, floor, and window care, and construction clean up for your need.

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A lot of businesses forget to go green when it comes to cleaning their office. But cleaning supplies and materials can have a significant impact on the environment. Eco friendly products are best in nature and are not at all harmful to human health. They are friendly to the nature as well.
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