Bidding A Stadium – Mi-T-M
Stadiums, arenas, and sports venues are some of the most challenging jobs to bid due to their sheer size and complexity. Many cleaning businesses lose money on these types of jobs because of underbidding, which is easy to do unless you take every last detail into account.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while putting together your bid.
The sheer size of a venue may be intimidating for many pressure washing businesses, but the most important aspect of bidding out a cleaning job is to ensure you have the right equipment. Making sure you’re able to reach every surface that needs cleaning will determine the amount of time and energy you’ll need to dedicate to the project. Do you need a special lift or scaffolding to reach the underside of stadium seating? Not having the proper equipment could greatly hinder your ability to do the job thoroughly and efficiently.
Plan ahead and know if there are any areas that require prep-work prior to cleaning. Is there debris or other venue belongings that could obstruct your people or equipment? Be sure to know the area well enough to foresee any obstacles you may run into.
- Create Cleaning Zones:
If there are multiple areas to be cleaned within the same venue, it is generally wise to divide and conquer. By dividing a venue into zones, you’re taking the first step in prioritizing your jobs tasks. There may be zones you place a higher priority on because they’re literally higher in elevation, and the flow of soiled water determines that they be cleaned in a descending order. There may be other times where the venue’s operations depend on you cleaning specified zones first, then moving on to zones that don’t inhibit their preparations such as a concession stand. You may not realize it but accounting for this prioritization means taking into consideration the movement of people and equipment which could take extra time.
Cleaning after an event can be much more time consuming when there was high attendance. Even if you’re not responsible for trash removal, there may still be a significant quantity of spills, stains, and crumbs to wash away. Knowing the approximate attendance of an event will allow you to adjust your bid because smaller crowds generally require less cleanup and vice versa.
- Chemical Limitations:
Consider any potential limitations you may have as it relates to chemicals or equipment. Regardless the reason for the limitation you’ll need to know if you’re able to offer an alternative solution and if it will add any time to your bid.
There are other factors that can be taken into consideration when bidding a stadium, but the items outlined above are often overlooked by even the best businesses. Always remember, under promise and over deliver! Mi-T-M Dealers are experts when it comes to equipment & applications. Reach out to the Mi-T-M dealer nearest you for any additional advice you may need when bidding out such a large project.