In Construction Cleaning, the cleaning company is required to hold the same insurances as other vendors on the construction site. Most commonly to contract for the final clean scope you need,
$1 million in General Liability
$ 1 million Workers Compensation
BUT, you can bid projects without having this insurance in place (roughly $2,500 annual) , then once you are awarded the final clean contract, you have your insurance agent put the policy in place. Don’t forget worker’s compensation is usually a 1 time annual payment. Your insurance certificate should have limits equal to ours, CCP needs these limits to Be Qualified With General Contractors, not to contract, but just to receive invitations to bids. Bonding is irrelevant in post construction cleaning. The GC will rarely ask for a cleaning company to purchase a bond. (Bidding or Performance) This is not janitorial services and you are not working for a property management company(Jones Lang Lasalle)
Where are the job sites located?
We have jobs located all over the United States. You tell us where you work, and we will present you with local job opportunities close to you. If your company can clean different regions, or you have different mobilization points, let us know. We will present more projects to your company if we know you can make a site visit. Just email email@example.com with subject line “other markets we can work” plus your company name.
How do I join the Construction Clean Partners Network?
To become a CCP Member and reserve rights to your working region, you have to pay a quarterly fee. We guarantee your company 2 site visits per quarter, and every request that we receive to price a final cleaning will go to you.
Will we compete against other cleaning companies?
CCP will only work with 1 company per job, we will only connect 1 company with the superintendent and submit only 1 proposal per job. Once we send you the contacts and project details, we will not share the information with any other company. It is possible other cleaning companies may be interested in the job, but they will have no connection with Construction Clean Partners.
How will you notify my company of new projects?
CCP will email you everything you need; the project name, site contact information (superintendent and project manager), the plans (if we have them), an estimated contract price, date the project needs to be completed, when the site visit is needed, an approval statement to bid the project, the job distance, as well as a description of what the project is.
We will also deliver you a sample scope that may need to be edited after you make a walkthrough.
Is a site visit really necessary?
No, a site visit is not necessary, but highly recommended by the project manager. It is better for everybody if you make a site visit before we finalize and submit a proposal to the general contractor. The site visit allows you to see the conditions of the project, and alter your price as needed; maybe the building is already neat, and your proposal price can be lower. The site visit allows you to meet the superintendent face to face, which increases the chance of being awarded.
While low price is usually the contract award determinator, people also work with companies they like and know.
How do you estimate the bid price?
CCP will estimate the cleaning value based on the type of construction project and square footage of the floor plans, .25 cents per square foot and $125 per unit cleaned.
We share our estimated contract value in all project detail notifications. You may need to adjust your bid price after making a site visit and seeing the conditions first hand. The cleaning company can change it’s estimated price without approval from CCP.
How do I submit a bid proposal?
You can submit your own proposal to the project manager and copy firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can email it us and we can submit the bid on your behalf( while we copy you on the proposal submittal email). You can use your own proposal or a CCP proposal template.
Either way your cleaning company contracts with and invoices the General Contractor directly, and CCP earns a commission from your cleaning company.
Who awards the cleaning contract?
The General Contractor awards the final cleaning contract. Once your bid is accepted and the project is awarded act,you’ll need to submit the standard documents like insurance, certified payroll, and invoicing directly to the general contractor.
If you need help with anything, at any stage of the project cycle, just ask – we’ve seen it all and are more than happy to guide you through the process.
CCP will also send accounts receivable emails to the general contractor to help us get paid quicker.
What if I do not make enough money on a project?
You’re profit always comes first, and we would never expect to make more than you do on a project.
Our guarantee is simple: Your profit will be at least double our commission, or you owe us nothing. (Your profit will usually be much more than this).
How do I get paid?
You’ll submit the total contract amount invoice directly to the general contractor, that contractor will pay your invoice after all contract compliance requirements are approved.
How long does it take to get paid?
Average time to get paid is within 30 days of bill date. General contractors have different billing cycles; some once, some twice per month. Bills are paid in draws if the subcontractor is on site for more than 1 billing cycle.
If a project is in progress and contractors billing cycle ends, cleaning company can bill contractor for percentage of completion of invoice to be applied to current billing cycle. Then wait 30 days to receive payment. (example. job will take 3 months to complete, contract amount $30,000. After month 1 you are 50% complete, you can invoice $15,000 the first month because this is 50 % of completion. Cleaning company can negotiate payment terms directly with the general contractor.
If you are asked to submit a proposal with 4 line items. example ( rough clean, final clean, vct waxing, exterior windows) you can not bill per line item. You will bill based on how much of your contract is complete at the bill date
In 700 awarded jobs, we have seen the cleaning company be paid % or full contract 7 times. Depends on the contract and how desperate they are to have you clean the building. We have never seen a company be paid weekly.
How does CCP get paid?
You do not pay us until we win a contract together. CCP only earns a commission if you are awarded a job contract and earning money.
What is your commission structure?
The CCP Basic Member who chooses their project on the Job Match page pays either 5% or 10% commisisons on the total contract amount. We will withdraw 5% on Friday at 5pm EST the week of the contract award. Ex. if we are awarded a project on Tuesday, (we get an email from PM saying the project has been awarded to you, here is a PO) then on Friday we will draw 5% of that contract amount. There is no invoice for the CCP Basic Member. Consider the receipt from when you choose commissions on the Job Match page your invoice.
Then the 10% will be withdrawn once we are notified you have been paid from the General Contractor. We prefer to be notified by our cleaning partner, that you have been paid. CCP has an idea of when you are paid and we will follow up with the project manager or accounts payable rep from the General Contractor to confirm that you have been paid. We will forward the email to you that you have been paid and we will withdrawal the 10% of the total contract amount that week. Yes its possible the total contract amount can change from start to end of a project. There can be positive or negative change orders that affect the total contract amount.
If you are a CCP Premium Member, you can make your commission amounts up and pay us once you are paid. We always recommend you pay CCP 10%, but once you visit the site and realize you can win the project if you pay CCP 4%, we will agree to accept the lower commissions.
There are no commissions paid if your a CCP Basic Member or Premium Member if there were issues on job that causes you to loose money. If you are kicked off the job for any reason, or if you quit the job. CCP will void all invoices or not withdraw any money from your card if you can prove that their was an issue that caused you to loose money. Usually these issues are brought up to CCP in an email while they are operating/ on the job issues are happening.
If you do not win the project, we will not chose commissions, CCP can only withdraw commissions from our cleaning partner if you are awarded the contract from the General Contractor for the job that you selected commissions on. So if you pay the $1 and choose 5%, then you make a site visit, but the proposal is declined, then you do not owe CCP 5% commissions of your proposal amount.