Property Managers Re-Bidding Every Year for Janitorial Services | Austin Professional Cleaning Services

Property Managers Re-Bidding Every Year for Janitorial Services

September 25th, 2018   •   No Comments   

OfficecleaningaustinProperty Managers, hence their name, manage a lot of items on multiple properties under their watch. Starting from renewing leases, looking for new tenants, hiring all types of contractors., etc. Did you know that one of the biggest built-in expenses in an office lease is the cost for janitorial services? This is why most property managers go out for bid once a year for janitorial services. It is their responsibility to keep these rates competitive for their leasers.

Even though property managers get bids each year, this does not necessarily mean they change janitorial companies each year. Once all bids are in, if their current cleaning service provider is doing a solid job, there is a high chance they will keep them, as long as the rates continue to be competitive. Experienced property managers know to stay away for the lowest bidder. A low bid may mean the janitorial company is too small to handle 100,000 Sq. Ft. A low bid may also mean not the best customer service.

The current rates for evening janitorial services in down town Austin start as low as $0.070/Sq. Ft. This applies for basic office buildings. Class A buildings have higher rates. Medical buildings will have even a higher rate than of a Class A, starting at $0.085/Sq. Ft. These rates provided as an example apply only for accounts that re being cleaned M-F. For those smaller accounts in which the janitorial company visit two or three times a week, the rates are higher.

At APCS we continue to grow and expand our client portfolio. Just the last 3 years alone, we have experienced growth each single month. Our clients love that our rates remain fixed for a 24-month period. After our 24-month period we reach out to our customers and request consideration for an adjustment on the rates. We keep these adjustments very conservative and 100% of the increase goes to our staff!

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