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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Caustic Soda in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Caustic Soda in Canada?

What is the average price of Caustic Soda in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Caustic Soda 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 Caustic Soda 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 Caustic Soda 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 Caustic Soda 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 Caustic Soda 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?

Additional Product & Service Offerings

  • Do you offer any related products that I could purchase at the same time as caustic soda?
  • What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle caustic soda purchases with other related goods, such as storage containers?
  • Will the price change if I buy from one location versus another? How many Canadian offices do you have?
  • If I choose to bundle goods, how will my shipping options change?

Customer Service

  • Do you have a customer service team?
  • Who do I contact if I am experiencing problems?
  • What is your response time in the event of a product defect?
  • Do you employ a staff of quality control managers?
  • Do you have any records of a time when you responded promptly to a client's product defect issue?

Supply Chain

  • How does an increase in raw material prices (e.g. electricity and chemicals) affect your business and me as a buyer?
  • Do you domestically source your inputs?
  • How would you deal with cost changes for manufacturing machinery?
  • Do you have a plan for mitigating supply chain risk due to a price fluctuation?
  • How do you ensure the quality of your primary inputs?
  • Can you tell me about a time when there was a disruption in the supply chain? What did you do to fix it?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should state the most they are willing to pay for the contract, inviting suppliers to submit lower bids.
  • Buyers should relay to suppliers how long the contract is initially for, and whether there are options to extend at the conclusion of the contract.
  • Buyers should request information regarding the costs of transporting the caustic soda to the buyer's location.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should look for providers that operate in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • Buyers should consider suppliers that are either close to their location or suppliers that are willing to offer free or reduced shipping costs.
  • Buyers should look for suppliers that have a proven record of fulfilling contracts with no service interruptions.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers must state when the inquiry period begins.
  • Buyers must state when final proposals are due.
  • Buyers should convey whether suppliers can submit questions or clarifications. If yes, buyers must provide a date when those are due and when they will be answered.
  • Buyers must inform suppliers when the contract award will be announced.