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Here are some tips from Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, on what to include in a green cleaning request for proposal (RFP). First, the RFP should be customized to the specific facility. Every facility has its own cleaning nuances based on expectation, perception of occupants, mission of the organization, size and age of the building, and finishes, plus its own considerations for intrusion of contaminants, occupant density and vulnerabilities.
Facility managers should also think about administrative and contract requirements. This information will ensure that the selected group of facility service providers will be able to conform to the contract once it is awarded. Considerations include: