Commercial Job Quote Advice

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  1. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    I have a few commercial jobs, but they are just quick outside clean - leave a receipt and someone pays me out the petty cash. The biggest one I have is technically commercial but is a family home where the person works from home, so I have no experience of cleaning office buildings etc.

    Got a quote today for a reasonable sized 2 storey building. I was shown around and was trying to tally it up in my head whilst being walked around by presumably the HR woman.

    They want a 3 monthly outside clean and a 6 monthly inside clean.

    I don't normally do 3 monthly but In my head I tallied up outside to be roughly 2 hours on a first clean so as they are commercial I thought £120-£140? Inside is going to be more awkward because there is a large section of glass that spans the two floor at the front and inside is seperated by the two floors themselves (if that makes sense) so is going to be more tricky, along with fire doors and 3 seperate partitioned areas inside which have floor to ceiling glass which I think I'll do with a step ladder? (they want both sides doing) of what I can get to, as there is some desks in the way etc.

    The inside I think realistically is going to take a day or most of it, not sure how to go about pricing it? I was thinking of doubling my outside quote and then adding in £40 or similar per partitioned area and then a few quid for the fire doors. I know you guys can't know exactly what to quote but just need an idea about how you would do it. Cleaning it is another conundrum, they have around 120 employees at desks, in meetings and milling around - I don't fancy cleaning inside windows with people about for the time and general annoyance. So would you try and arrange the inside clean in out of office hours? And if so charge more?

    Also, she was rabbiting on about a contract... I'm not sure if I'm happy about that or not.

    Sorry lot to digest I know, want the job but with minimal hassle! :)
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Do they want it cleaned on a specific day and specific time? If so, dump!
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    too many :specs:specs:specs watching...good luck anyway....i would opt to do it when the cleaners go in...
     
  4. Smurf

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    Or do a runner :D
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    What happens if the computer says NO in office hours? at least out of hours you can take photocopies of your bum:D
     
  6. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    They haven't said, so far I just went along to have a look at it but didn't get the chance to discuss things. The woman I was dealing with said she was relatively new, when I asked her if she knew about any previous window cleaners she said there was one but they had an argument with the boss and left. Said she didn't know why as she had only just started there... instinct says do a runner but the £ signs are blinding me lol :)

    Think I need to just lay it down in my terms in the email I send and if they can't do it/don't like the price then a runner it is!
     
  7. Duncs

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    why has the window cleaner had fall out with boss, you never loose your top jobs something dos,int add up.
    do it sunday morning when the plc is closed.
    nice earner for your weekend
     
  8. boarcity

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    price it high. the boss will know what the going rate is so you want to be above that . he will come back at you with the original guys price as a bargaining tool so you dont want to be lower than that.

    i personally price the inside exact same as the outs, this throws them because they are expecting something higher than what you offer for insides. but you must make sure your outside price is high enough ,for you to carry this off .
     
  9. Cleanz

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    Thanks guys. Yep I think Sunday for the insides once every six months isn't going to kill me, just hope they agree - I'll put it all in the quote, see what they come back with.

    Whatever way I do it I will be pricing high :)
     
  10. Cleanz

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    Forgot to ask, do I need anything else with a commercial job like this?

    I mean I'm insured, do I need anything else health and safety wise? I can't see that I would if I'm doing it 'out of hours' inside...
     
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