Should I Include Cleaning Supplies in my RFP

Should I Include Cleaning Supplies in My janitorial services rfp?

Should I Include Cleaning Supplies in My janitorial services rfp?

When going through the detailed process of creating your RFP (request for proposal) you will come to the question of whether to include supplies within the RFP.  In this article, we address the top 3 factors you need to consider.

1) Size and complexity of your facility

  • Is your facility or building large?
  • Do you have multiple locations?

These are often the biggest factors in deciding whether to include the ordering and managing of supplies. No matter how large a facility is, I have never seen adequate planning for the storage for cleaning related items.

I have seen many large and beautiful buildings with barely a thought for how the design allows for the maintenance of the building. Continue reading “Should I Include Cleaning Supplies in my RFP”

Cleaning Services RFP Template & Guidelines

cleaning proposal template free with guidelines

cleaning proposal template free with guidelines Perhaps nothing is more sacred to your company than your reputation. One bad review could cost you thousands of dollars, right? Right.

Then, imagine this: You hire a janitorial company to work their magic on your property. You’re in a rush, so you make a hurried decision. Price plays a factor into your choice of service providers because, let’s face it, you don’t have an unlimited budget.

As you begin working with the new company, you realize that the importance of the janitorial proposal you should have requested before work began. The company has not fulfilled their oral promises, your company’s reputation is swirling down the drain, and you are struggling to communicate your dissatisfaction with the team you hired to help.

It’s an all too common problem. If your current janitorial company is letting you down and hurting your business in the process, it’s time to switch.  Continue reading “Cleaning Services RFP Template & Guidelines”

Why You Should Get 3 Bids Before Hiring a Cleaning Contractor

Get 3 commercial cleaning bids

Get 3 commercial cleaning bids

When it comes to hiring a new cleaning contractor, do you feel overwhelmed? If so, you are not alone. Making a decision about whom to hire to clean your property is tough.

Hiring the wrong contractor could put your property’s reputation at risk. It could cost you more money in the long-run from lost tenants and contracts.

As you start the process of hiring a cleaning contractor, you will need to request commercial cleaning bids. These bids expose the average market rate for a property and job such as yours. They also help you determine the contractor’s experience. Most important, getting multiple bids allows you to create a healthy amount of competition.

While there is no golden rule to the number of bids you need, there are benefits to getting 3 bids before hiring a cleaning contractor.

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