Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Architecture Services?
What is the average price of Architecture Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Architecture 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 Architecture 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 Architecture 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 Architecture 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 Architecture Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Architecture Services?
ProcurementIQ estimates that in 2018, there are about 72,000 suppliers of architecture services in the market, the majority of which are individual contractors. This market’s low level of concentration is due to low barriers to entering the market. Suppliers can join the market with relatively little capital investment, although they... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Which of your past campaigns has been most successful, and what factors do you believe led to its success?
Have you had any major complaints with past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?
What is the average retention rate among your clients?
Who are your top five clients and how long have they been your clients?
What value-added services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?
Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?
What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?
How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?
What are your primary metrics for internal quality measurement regarding timeliness? Is this data available to clients?
How often do you experience problems with the timeliness of transactions? What is your on-time delivery rate?
How accurate are your time estimates for projects? How many projects is any given staff member typically working on concurrently?
How long does it normally take to correct errors or process account maintenance requests?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Architecture Services RFP include?
All buyers should specify the total budget for the project.
All buyers should suggest the best method of billing.
All buyers should include information about per-establishment spending expectations and limitations.
All buyers should establish the price to be paid for additional work, including overtime.
All buyers should have a plan in place for selecting a supplier in the event of a tie bid.
Buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of services desired and the ability to service multiple establishments, if necessary.
Buyers should look for suppliers with experience servicing or designing properties that are similar in size and complexity.
Buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.
Buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.
Buyers should include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their project bids.
Buyers should include the date when the award will be announced.
Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should be aware of.
All buyers should include the intended duration of the service contract.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Architecture Services supply chain?
The market for architecture services has a low level of supply chain risk. Suppliers do not face substantial risk from their upstream suppliers. Strong demand for computers and software helps ensure the stability of upstream suppliers, and the high competition among these upstream suppliers reduces the likelihood that architects’ operating... Subscribe to learn more.