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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Reference & Background Checking Services in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Reference & Background Checking Services in Canada?

What is the average price of Reference & Background Checking Services in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Reference & Background Checking 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 Reference & Background Checking 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 Reference & Background Checking 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 Reference & Background Checking 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 Reference & Background Checking 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?

Customer Support

  • Do clients have dedicated representatives, or will clients have to call a general support line?
  • When problems with reports are identified, how are they resolved?
  • How do you evaluate customer satisfaction?
  • How are client accounts serviced? What systems do you use to manage accounts?


  • What is your process for implementing resources for new clients?
  • What is the average time it takes to set up new clients? Does it vary significantly depending on size?
  • How do you train clients to use your services?
  • How do your systems help clients track background checks and organize information?

Company Credentials

  • Are you a member of any associations, such as the Canada Chapter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners?
  • Have you suffered from security breaches in the past five years, such as employees stealing personal information?
  • What procedures do you have in place to audit your services for regulatory compliance?
  • Have lawsuits or complaints been filed against your company for reporting inaccurate information or for privacy issues? How did you remedy these situations?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should disclose the overall budget for the project, if relevant.
  • Buyers should state their preferred pricing model and terms of payment.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should evaluate vendors' ability to meet their service requirements.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors' experience working with comparable clients.
  • Buyers should evaluate the extent to which vendors provide customer support.
  • Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their proposed fees for the project.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and any other relevant dates (e.g. interviews) prior to the contract award.
  • Buyers should include the date when services begin.