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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Uniform Rental in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Uniform Rental in Canada?

What is the average price of Uniform Rental in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Uniform Rental 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 Uniform Rental 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 Uniform Rental 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 Uniform Rental 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 Uniform Rental 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?

Laundering Practices

  • What is your turnaround time for delivering laundered uniforms?
  • What are your weekly laundering charges?
  • Are there additional charges for wastewater or energy costs? What do these charges amount to?
  • Does your company charge for laundering based on the number of uniforms being laundered at that time or the number of uniforms in the contract?

Contract Agreement

  • What is your policy on fee changes? What is your policy on fee changes for ancillary rates?
  • Would you be willing to provide a sample invoice?
  • Will you allow my company to visually inspect any damaged garments before a fee is assessed?
  • What is the cost of adding a new wearer after the initial contract is set?


  • How do you win and retain clients?
  • What is your reputation among your customers, and how have you developed your reputation?
  • Do you offer any incentives to customers that refer businesses or individuals to your company?
  • How long have you had your longest-tenured client? What do you consider to be the reason for their loyalty?
  • How do you handle emergency requests for uniforms?


  • How long have you operated in the uniform rental market?
  • Have you ever been involved in a merger, acquisition or divestment? How has this impacted your business?
  • What is your contract renewal rate?
  • Why have past clients chosen not to renew service contracts with you?
  • Why have past clients chosen to terminate contracts with you? What measures did you take to rectify the situation?

Supply Chain

  • Do you manufacture your apparel in-house, or do you source your uniforms from a third-party vendor?
  • How do you enforce quality standards for upstream manufacturers, if applicable?
  • How does an increase in raw material prices, such as cotton and polyester, affect your bottom line?
  • Can you tell me about a time you encountered a supply chain disruption? What measures did you take to mitigate this disruption?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

  • If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for the desired uniform rental services as well as related products and services.
  • Buyers should include information about any budgetary constraints.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their compliance with the technical specifications stated in the RFP.
  • Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service, as evidenced by references.
  • Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their qualifications and experience.
  • Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on uniform prices and ancillary costs.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.
  • Buyers should specify the desired project start date.
  • Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and the cancellation policy.
  • Buyers should outline any other key dates for the RFP.