Not been that prolific in commercial work so far in my business, and have concentrated fully on domestic jobs. The few large commercial jobs I have quoted so far that have mostly come from my sponsored listing on yell.com I have not won for one reason or another, mostly down to my quotes been too high I think, looking back I have possible been a little greedy with them but not massively, just others around me cheaper by the looks! So I got a call from a large care home complex yesterday to go and quote for their 90 bed and 60 bed care homes both next to each other, and also a pair of large fully clad in blue upvc apartment blocks (very american style) also within the complex, the call he made simply asked me to visited with a view to getting a quote for regular 4 weekly exterior cleaning of all 4 buildings windows/frames. Arrived today and found out the care firm have just taken on the buildings, they have previously been left empty for the past few years although there modern they are very in need of a hell of a first clean, the blue apartment blocks need a full building clean and are currently empty, basically a big first clean then regular windows after. He said they have got 4 local window cleaning companies that all offer commercial work coming in to quote, so rather than loose out in a bidding war i thought, and also quite keen to know what others quote in my area, I simply told him I am not going to quote you on this and instead told him to supply me with their quotes in writting and I will see if I can improve on them to hopefully gain the work. Would anyone else take the same route I am going on this if your situation was similar to mine, I really want to get these bigger job but of course not at daft money as it would not be worth it, I have a hourly rate I want from it, but just keen to see what others are quoting as lost out on others beforehand, he seemed ok with doing that, I also told him I was highly OCD and can't comment on others etc, so he knows I would do a good job, I think I was the only "one man" operation, the other 3 were bigger firms. I walked round after and took lots of photos so if I hear the quotes then I have something to look at to see if I can better the prices. Also not far from me so can always revisit to take a longer look. Be interesting to know any other ways you might go about large jobs like these to ensure you get it without pricing it too low to do a decent job.