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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Acoustical & Insulation Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Acoustical & Insulation Services?

What is the average price of Acoustical & Insulation Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Acoustical & Insulation Services. 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 Acoustical & Insulation Services 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 Acoustical & Insulation Services 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 Acoustical & Insulation Services?

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 Acoustical & Insulation Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration for acoustical and insulation services is low, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 10.0% of revenue. Although some of the top suppliers are diversified contracting firms offering a variety of construction services, about 61.2% of enterprises employ fewer than five workers. There are more... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


What other companies have you worked with? Can you provide a portfolio of similar projects you've worked on?

Can you provide a list of references?

What kind of training do your employees need? What qualifications do they have?

What awards and honors has your company earned?

Value-Added Services

What services beyond the basic RFP are included in your quoted price?

Do you offer any complementary products with the purchase of your services? If so, what are they? Do I have options?

What additional services can you provide? How will these change the price?

What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?


What is the payment schedule?

How will unexpected order changes be factored in to the payment schedule?

Can you give me separate estimates for total labor costs and total material costs?

What is the typical turnaround time for your services? Is it possible to expedite lead time? If yes, how much would that cost?

Work Routine

Do you work continuously until the project is finished?

What time of day do you start working? How late into the day do you work?

Will you be working on multiple projects at the same time or just our project?

Who will be at the site and how will it be supervised?


Do you have adequate worker's compensation, property damage, liability and other related and necessary insurance?

Do you possess any additional certifications from trade associations?

To what degree are you responsible for all the required local, state and federal permits, as well as approvals from homeowner's associations and other agencies?

How much training do your workers receive?

Supply Chain

Where do you source your insulation materials and tools?

When the price of cotton, plastic or steel fluctuate, how are your customers affected?

Do you have backup suppliers in case your primary suppliers cannot provide the required materials?

How often do supply chain difficulties affect a given project? What is the severity of these issues?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include as much information about the total scope of the project as possible.

Buyers should include information about the payment schedule (i.e. if it is incremental or done at the completion of the project).

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for these services.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should specify what measures of quality they will be using to select a supplier. For example, these measures can be reputation, credentials of staff, customer service and depth of the technical plan submitted.

Buyers should also choose a supplier based on the price estimate given.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a timeline of the project including walkthroughs and installation.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for acoustical and insulation services has a moderate level of risk. Upstream vendors provide a majority of the materials used to soundproof and insulate rooms. These vendors rely upon fairly volatile raw materials such as plastic, synthetic fibers and cotton. Insulation manufacturers operate with a moderate... Subscribe to learn more.