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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Machine Shop Services in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Machine Shop Services in Canada?

What is the average price of Machine Shop Services in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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?

Production Costs

  • Do you offer ongoing staff training and development? How does that affect your costs?
  • How do you address the rising cost of raw materials?
  • How does volatility in raw material prices affect the prices that buyers pay? Do you have any standing long-term contracts with your suppliers?
  • How do you achieve efficiency in your operations (e.g. maximizing fuel efficiency in service delivery)?

Cost Savings

  • What is the volume at which you are willing to offer a discount? How much of a discount is it?
  • How does the length of the contract term affect price?
  • Do you offer any samples of finished products prior to purchase?
  • Do you offer any customer rebates? If so, do you impose any requirements?


  • Does your firm have the capacity to handle our requirements?
  • Will any subcontractors be hired to work on our project?
  • If subcontractors are used, what specializations do they have?
  • What is the need for subcontractors? For capacity or specialization purposes?
  • What are the potential added costs, hidden fees and markup rate (%) for any contractors used?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should specify preferred payment terms.
  • Buyers should specify their total budget.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should request references from current and former clients.
  • Buyers should prioritize vendors that have the machining capabilities that meet all of the buyer's needs.
  • Buyers should prioritize vendors that operate in proximity to the buyer's business location(s).
  • Buyers should select vendors that are in good financial standing and are in compliance with all relevant safety laws.
  • Vendors with positive client reference should be highly ranked by buyers.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should specify the date when proposals are due.
  • Buyers should state the deadline for when samples or prototypes are due.
  • Buyers should specify when the award will be announced.
  • Buyers should specify the required duration of the contract.