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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Management Consulting Services in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Management Consulting Services in Canada?

What is the average price of Management Consulting Services in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Management 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 Management 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 Management Consulting 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 Management Consulting 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 Management Consulting Services in Canada with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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How risky is the Management Consulting Services supply chain in Canada?

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Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Industry Experience

  • Does the industry in which my company operates impact the type of services I should expect?
  • Do you work with any clients in my industry? Can you provide references from these clients?
  • Do you have any potential conflicts of interest with my company? Do you service any of my direct competitors?
  • What is your renewal/repeat business rate for businesses in my industry, and how does that compare with your overall rates?

Subcontractors

  • Does your consulting firm have the capacity to handle my company's requirements?
  • Will any subcontractors be hired to work on my project?
  • If subcontractors are used, what specializations do they have?
  • Why are subcontractors needed? For capacity or specialization purposes?
  • How do you ensure the quality of work performed by subcontractors?

Proprietary Software & Technology

  • Do you use any proprietary software or technology?
  • What are the advantages of using your software as opposed to internal systems?
  • Does your software need to be licensed?
  • Is it required to use your proprietary software or technology, or can my company use its own systems?
  • If I decide to switch suppliers, is it possible to save the information contained in proprietary systems?

Competition & Barriers to Entry

  • How do you win and retain business?
  • What is your reputation among your peers?
  • How long have you had your most-tenured client?
  • What do you consider to be best market practices in terms of switching providers?
  • What makes you stand out from the competition?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Management Consulting Services in Canada RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should specify their budget for management consulting services.
  • Buyers should detail their preferences as to how to proceed if the budget is exhausted before services are completed.
  • Buyers should list payment schedules.
  • Buyers should request detailed cost breakdowns for the services requested.
  • Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their methodology and the quality of their work plan.
  • Buyers should select vendors with industry expertise, CMC certification and extensive experience with projects that are similar in scope to the buyer's.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors’ qualifications, including individual consultants' qualifications.
  • Buyers should consider references from previous clients to evaluate vendor reputation.
  • Buyers should also evaluate vendors based on cost.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.
  • Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.
  • Buyers should state when the consulting services should begin.
  • Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy.