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    Asked May 17, 2010, 02:20 PM 33 Answers
    I am just starting to clean buildings located in California my question is, how much to charge square ft bid? The building is 48,000 square ft 2 stories. I will be cleaning bath rooms, mop all and vacuum window cleaning and more. This is a one time clean. How will I figure the total will I multiply the sq ft by $ amount?

    I have a janitorial cleaning business anyone know how to bid on commercial building 48,000 sq. ft. 2 story. Is it by sq. ft. or per hour? I live in California and how much if it's sq. ft. and if multiplying sq. ft. by cents per sq. ft?

    Any help?

    Thank you.

    DAN

    Last edited by Clough; May 17, 2010 at 10:43 PM. Reason: Made the title more relevant to what the original poster is asking.
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    May 18, 2010, 07:05 AM

    Final clean up
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    May 18, 2010, 07:10 AM



    Can you give me the total square footage? How long do you have to finish the clean?

    Is this a bidding situation or do you already have the job?

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    May 18, 2010, 08:04 AM

    Final clean
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    May 18, 2010, 09:40 AM


    Quote Originally Posted by dan325is View Post
    final clean
    HI Dan, please see my post # 12 above can you answer these questions? To arrive at a final price there are more questions; Total sq ft relates to pricing, open or condensed areas, windows included, do you need to rent any equipment for height cleaning and dumpster use, type/s of flooring, any carpet or other floor work involved, etc?

    Square footage is usually the best way to go for commercial cleaning. However you need to calculate your total price and bid with a total figure.

    I apologize if I am being basic here I don't know how experienced you are.

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    May 18, 2010, 08:33 PM

    Hi Stringer, the sq ft 30,000 building health club carpets, 6 windows in front entrance two bath rooms locker room open offices with one closed office mainly interior renovation . It's a bidding situation starts in 6/8/10 .I have no experience on bidding large buildings . I will only clean janitorial cleaning . I have no experience bidding large sq ft
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    May 18, 2010, 08:47 PM


    Quote Originally Posted by dan325is View Post
    Hi Stringer, the sq ft 30,000 building health club carpets, 6 windows in front entrance two bath rooms locker room open offices with one closed office mainly interior renovation . its a bidding situation starts in 6/8/10 .I have no experience on bidding large buildings . I will only clean janitorial cleaning . I have no experience bidding large sq ft
    Hi Dan,

    I only have a minute but I wanted to respond to your info. Tomorrow we can break it down and get started on the bid.

    Another question/s;

    How many buildings are there involved in this bid? You mentioned 40,000 and 30,000 sq ft.

    How many bidders?

    What areaa are you located? What part of the country (Assuming you are in the US.) Pricing varies considerably around the country and in cities compared to the suburbs.

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    May 18, 2010, 09:36 PM

    Hi Stringer, not sure on how many bidders my guess 5-10 the company found me my business name. I due janitorial and they need me to clean be fore the business opens I wrote 30,000 and 40,000 because there are over 100 to bid on so I NARROW IT TO 30,000 SQ FT ONE.Iam CA northern.
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    May 20, 2010, 08:47 AM

    I can use any help
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    May 20, 2010, 08:28 PM

    Help
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    May 20, 2010, 08:44 PM
    Hi, dan325is!

    I'll let Stringer know that you've been posting here. He's been having some health related issues lately.

    Thanks!
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