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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Bare Printed Circuit Boards
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Bare Printed Circuit Boards?

What is the average price of Bare Printed Circuit Boards?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Bare Printed Circuit Boards. 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 Bare Printed Circuit Boards 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 Bare Printed Circuit Boards 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 Bare Printed Circuit Boards?

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 Bare Printed Circuit Boards 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 ?

There are an estimated 550 circuit board suppliers in the United States, most of which are manufacturers. Market share concentration is low, with the top four suppliers generating less than 30.0% of market revenue. However, concentration has increased in the three years to 2020 due to merger and acquisition activity.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Shipping & Distribution

Where are your distribution facilities located?

What arrangements have you made with external distribution companies to ensure timely delivery?

Can you manufacture and deliver circuit boards on short notice? How would prices be affected?

How would my location impact the lead time for services and repairs?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Who are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?

How many suppliers do you source from?

Where are your input suppliers located?

Production Flexibility

How much notice do you need to increase or decrease your production?

Are there penalties for canceling orders?

What are your company's maximum and minimum production capacities?

Can your company execute rush orders? How much more would this cost?

Are there ways to reduce production costs for smaller orders?

Quality Control

How often do you experience defects with your circuit boards? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?

What is your acceptable margin of error for the circuit boards I am seeking to purchase?

How many recalls have you had? Were they voluntary or mandated? What problems created the need for the recalls? How have you handled these recalls?

What types of technical issues have you experienced with your circuit boards?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the amount of their contract, usually a range or an upper limit.

Buyers should state the payment terms (e.g. whether payment will be made upon signing the contract or within a specific time frame).

Buyers should indicate the preferred pricing terms for needs that arise beyond the scope of the initial proposal.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience and the relevant certifications of the supplier.

Buyers should ensure the supplier has the operational capacity to meet the buyer's needs within the indicated timeframe.

Buyers should consider the performance of the supplier on prior, similar contract jobs.

Project Schedule

Buyers should state the due date for questions and proposals.

Buyers should state when the bid will be finalized and when the selected supplier will be contacted.

Buyers should state the deadlines for any test products to be received by, including inspections, reviews or probationary periods.

Buyers should state the intended length of the contract and any potential renewal terms.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Circuit boards are constructed primarily from copper and resin laminates, which are readily available from many domestic and global suppliers. In addition, many circuit board manufacturers have global operations, allowing them to easily access upstream suppliers. As a result, the risk of supply shocks is minimal and overall supply chain... Subscribe to learn more.