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How much should I pay for Energy & Utility Consulting Services in Canada?
What is the average price of Energy & Utility Consulting Services in Canada?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Energy & Utility Consulting 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 Energy & Utility Consulting 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 Energy & Utility Consulting Services in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
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What other costs are associated with purchasing Energy & Utility Consulting Services in Canada?
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Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
- How many of your reviews have required several drafts before completion?
- How familiar are you with facilities similar to mine? Can you provide an example of a similar project you have worked on?
- How has your method of gathering data changed in the past three years? How have these changes improved your services?
- On average, what is the percentage of error in your analysis?
- For suppliers that provide energy-efficient equipment, how do you ensure the accuracy of equipment manufacturers' claims? How do you ensure imported equipment adheres to the standards outlined in Canada's Energy Efficiency Act?
- How do you evaluate customer satisfaction and how frequently?
- What steps do you take to address any issues regarding dissatisfaction with your service?
- Will my project be assigned its own account manager? If not, who can I contact for updates on the project?
- How frequently do you provide progress reports on projects?
- How have you adjusted your service offerings and accommodations for clients in response to COVID-19?
- What is your staff turnover rate?
- Among the team you are proposing for this project, how long has each member been working for the company?
- What sets your company apart as a workplace? What about your company attracts valuable employees and compels them to stay?
- What ongoing training do you provide your workers?
- Can you provide an example from the past of when a key staff member on a project left your company, and what the team did to maintain the workflow and meet deadlines?
- How has the COVID-19 outbreak impacted your employment size? Have you needed to lay off or furlough employees? If so, how has this impacted the quality and timeliness of your services?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
- Buyers should provide an explicit budget for the project.
- Buyers should state the ideal payment and contract renewal terms.
- Buyers should state the level of tolerance for cost overruns and additional costs.
- Buyers should request a cost breakdown for each service to be rendered throughout the contract.
- If the supplier intends to use subcontractors for selected work, vendors should list the subcontractors to be used and their rates.
- Buyers should select vendors that have extensive experience with projects that are similar in scope to the buyer's.
- Buyers should consider the level of experience and qualifications of the individual staff that will be assigned to the project.
- Buyers should consider suppliers' membership in relevant industry associations in Canada.
- Buyers should consider the vendors' bids and the individual costs of services and subcontracted services.
- Buyers should consider the supplier's past success and track record for energy reduction.
- Buyers should provide the key dates of the RFP process, including the date to submit questions, the final date to schedule facility inspections (if allowed) and the final date bids are due.
- Buyers should provide dates when prospective vendors will be notified of the bid award.
- Buyers should provide an ideal date for when services should begin.
- Buyers should provide a timeline outlining dates by which energy reduction goals must be met.