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How much should I pay for Asphalt Paving Services in Canada?
What is the average price of Asphalt Paving Services in Canada?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Asphalt Paving Services in Canada. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Asphalt Paving Services in Canada been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Asphalt Paving Services in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Asphalt Paving Services in Canada?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Asphalt Paving Services in Canada with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
- What are the various stages of your hiring process? What specialized skills do you require your employees to possess?
- How do you recruit and retain senior staff?
- How do you keep your wage costs under control?
- Are there records that show prior training and certifications available for all members of the company?
- Are your training and certification methods in line with standards set forth by the Canadian Construction Association?
- Have you ever had challenges with costs beyond what was budgeted in your contract? What changes have you made as a result of those experiences?
- What cost-saving measures do you employ at your firm?
- Who is in charge of maintaining the budget on projects? Is it someone on the key team or an outside eye?
- What contingencies are built into your budget, and how frequently are those contingencies used?
Supply Chain Risk
- Where do you source your asphalt materials and equipment?
- How do you cope when your key downstream industries contract, and how can you maximize your profit during these periods?
- How is volatility mitigated? Are you looking to expand or curtail operations accordingly?
- How do you adjust your operations in times of high demand? Low demand?
- What effect has the coronavirus had on your supply chain?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
- If a government entity, buyers should provide information regarding the department that is in charge of determining the budget and providing funding.
- Buyers should provide an estimate of their budget.
- Buyers should provide an acceptable range for contingency costs.
- Buyers should state their desired pricing model for the services (i.e. fixed cost or time and materials).
- Buyers should provide a main point of contact that will be involved in the evaluation process.
- Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their ability to carry out the necessary services and based on how they have performed similar services in the past.
- Buyers should consider the supplier's level of customer service.
- Buyers should consider the price of the services, including additional costs that may occur and how the supplier handles cost overruns.
- Buyers should include a detailed outline of the key dates that pertain to the RFP process, including the date to submit questions, the date to inspect project site, the date by which questions will be answered and the final proposal deadline.
- Buyers should provide an estimate of when the final service provider selection will be made.
- Buyers should provide a timeline of key dates once the vendor is selected and the project is underway, such as the date that suppliers can transport their equipment to the site and the date services will begin.
- Buyers should state the length of the contract.