Anybody here clean school windows?

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  1. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I am trying to get onto the approved list for school window cleaning ATM, and was wanting to hear from anyone else that already does this. I have already applied, and am waiting for some confirmation of inclusion for the list of approved suppliers.

    The main thing that I am interested in is - how do you price the jobs? I don't want to go in with a silly price - either too low or too high.

    Also if there is anything else that you could advise me about that would be great i.e the general proceedures, what is expected, any tips etc that you have picked up in dealing with schools and the education board - anything really that may help me get a few school jobs.

    You are welcome to contact me by personal message if you don't want to post publically any details, prices etc.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Midlands_Cleaners

    Midlands_Cleaners Active Member
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    a list of approved contractors for school i had a local marketing company call me last year about this may not be the same one but sounds very similar, i didnt bother in the end as it seemed a bit dodgey, what i can tell you tho is a lad local to me got a couple of schools in a couple of months and it wasnt from joining a list of approved school suppliers, if there asking for money upfront to join this list id be wary.
     
  3. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    I don't know how it works on mainland Britain, but in Northern Ireland, the education boards have a list of approved suppliers. To get on the list, you need to contact the appropriate education boards directly, then apply to them. No money changes hands to get on the list.
     
  4. nearlyclean

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    We got asked if we wanted to go on a list to tender for schools hospitals etc, I thought it was a bit of a scam. They asked for a admin fee. You usually have to do a police check and couple of references. My dad does a few private schools. He got one from canvassing the bursar office and the other was recommended. Another school he was cleaning houses in the street and a guy who works there approached him. I wrote to a load of schools in the area as well but never got much back, just a couple of meetings
     
  5. shazzy692002

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    I emailed the schools in my local area, about 8 of them about a month before school holidays...I got 3 jobs out of it, just quoted as I did a house, its what U want to earn for the job its self, estimated on how long U think it may take.
     
  6. Tattooed window cleaner

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    I got asked by my boys school to clean it.i do it twice a year in the school hols,just priced up as a big house.invoice n get cheque following week
    simples ;)
     
  7. adyspurs

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    I've got three schools now.
    I find you can't be to silly with prices but you still get good money.
    Always make the site manager /caretaker feel important,mail shot all the schools in your area and sell yourself well.
     
  8. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  9. Richard

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    Can’t offer much info, in Leicester the schools/colleges etc (not private) can opt in or out of there local authority cleaning contracts.


    Competition could be tough with some work, for example in Leicester the local authority recently awarded a window cleaning contract for £26,484.00 this is for 182 council buildings cleaned 2 times per year. This may include some school. Average clean price is £72 for this contract. I use to do some of this work took no longer than 30 minutes to 1 hour.


    If you want to find out what the local authority window cleaning contracts are, in your area, you are entitled, you can find out who currently has the contract, how much, and when it’s back up for tender, do this through the freedom of information act.

    Good luck
    Richard
     
  10. Aqua-pure Portadown

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    Hi WWC , I have recently got on the approved list in my area but have not tried to get any schools yet , you might also find they will approach you as they will receive a list of all the approved contractors.
     
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