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Old 06-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hello, I started a commercial /construction cleaning business a few months ago. I am in the process of possibly bidding on some big projects. For example, theirs a 100 unit senior living (final clean) going up that has 300 windows,each unit is about 5-800 sq.ft. I live in Columbus Ohio and have the slightest clue of what the going rate is for my area/are windows extra/or how to put together a bid. PLEASE! PLEASE! HELP TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Blue book doesn't count. You should hire my brother in law.

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Hello, I started a commercial /construction cleaning business a few months ago. I have a day job where i am in constant contact with supers. at jobsites. I am in the process of possibly bidding on some big projects. For example, theirs a 100 unit senior living (final clean) going up that has 300 windows,each unit is about 5-800 sq.ft. I live in Columbus Ohio and have the slightest clue of what the going rate is for my area/are windows extra/or how to put together a bid. PLEASE! PLEASE! HELP TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!
It never changes....

Labor + Materials + Profit + Overhead + PITA = Cost

Write up a SOW for what you intend to do...
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Thank you Griz, but what is a SOW,and what about the square footage?
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Thank you Griz, but what is a SOW,and what about the square footage?
Scope Of Work

It is a description of what you intend to do & how you will do it to complete the job.

If all the units are in approx. the same condition, figure one and bid by the unit or do the math and come up with a square foot price.

Don't forget your overhead costs, be careful on the amount of materials you will use and disposal fees.
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Thnks Griz! I came up with between .13 to.15 per sq ft. and windows separate at about 4.50 per window ..or would i come out better with jst adding more to the sq ft price ?
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Thnks Griz! I came up with between .13 to.15 per sq ft. and windows separate at about 4.50 per window ..or would i come out better with jst adding more to the sq ft price ?
Careful talking prices on here....

If all the units are the same it would probably be less confusing if you had just one figure. If corner units or whatever have more glass put a rider in for those units....

Watch out they don't throw a time constraint on you.
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I guess i just follow the painters,as they complete i clean.....I thought time constraints was all apart of it
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I guess i just follow the painters,as they complete i clean.....I thought time constraints was all apart of it
If the painters are the last ones in...

Don't forget the punchlist guys...

Do you know what the time constraints are?...
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No not yet
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I don't do cleaning but I'm guessing $4.50 is too cheap to clean a window.

If you did ten an hour that's only $45 per hour. That means six minutes per window including setup, contract, gas, materials, insurance, etc.. We are not even talking profit here.

I'd guess labor burden on one guy alone would be at least that much.

If you're doing one or two rooms a day you need to figure them as separate jobs. Each time you setup and break down it costs money.

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Thank you, Bob and Griz for your much needed advice. One last question ,and i'll leave you guys alone.lol Does anyone know what the approx. Sq.ft rate for the final clean in columbus,oh or any of the neighboring cities or even states are?Sorry i had to ask again guys.
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Go to the Department of Labor website, look up your particular state, and find out what the prevailing wage/Davis-Bacon rates for your area. Figure out how many hours it will take to do everything in the scope of the work, add about 20% to that and start shopping that price to see if anyone bites.
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Thank you Mr.Anderson for your direction.
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Thank you, Bob and Griz for your much needed advice. One last question ,and i'll leave you guys alone.lol Does anyone know what the approx. Sq.ft rate for the final clean in columbus,oh or any of the neighboring cities or even states are?Sorry i had to ask again guys.
You really want an answer to that question. Only your customers can answer that, by hiring you or not hiring you at the rate you offer.

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