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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Blast Resistant Doors & Windows
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Blast Resistant Doors & Windows?

What is the average price of Blast Resistant Doors & Windows?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Blast Resistant Doors & Windows. 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 Blast Resistant Doors & Windows 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 Blast Resistant Doors & Windows 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 Blast Resistant Doors & Windows?

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 Blast Resistant Doors & Windows 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 ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 300 blast resistant door and window suppliers operating in the United States, the vast majority of which are distributors. The large number of small and midsize distributors gives buyers more pricing leverage and a larger selection of suppliers from which to choose when sourcing... 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?

Regulation

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?

Experience & Expertise

How long have you been active in this field? How long have you served operators in my industry?

What are some similar clients you have serviced, along with dates and service period?

Could you provide a list of client references, along with contact information?

What kind of training do your employees receive? Are records available for proof?

Supply Chain Risk

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

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

Do you source from multiple suppliers or a single supplier? How does this affect costs?

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

Product Selection

Do you offer any complementary products or services with the purchase of these doors and windows? If so, what are they?

What type of discounts do you offer for specific types or brands (distributor)?

Are there any incentives for large-volume orders?

Do you provide installation, or is it provided by a third-party company?

Quality Control

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

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?

How do you ensure your product's quality? What performance-monitoring systems are in place at your company?

What is the quality control training process like? How experienced are your inspection personnel?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager or do they call a general support line?

How many clients does each account manager look after?

Do you have response-time benchmarks for following up with clients or problem solving?

What is your process for dealing with customer problems and complaints? Do you have an escalation process?

What is the size of your typical client? How does my organization fit in? Does size determine how and by whom an account is managed?

Financial Risk

What is your company's sales history for the past five years?

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

What investments are you making in the company's future (e.g. new products, R&D, new plants)? What happens if any of those investments go sour?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.

Buyers should describe the expected pricing model to be used (e.g. time and materials).

Buyers should explain the schedule with which payments will be made.

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for blast resistant doors and windows, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have direct experience providing the kind of doors and windows buyers are seeking.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because it will cut costs related to transportation. Using a local supplier will also simplify communication.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide due dates for any ongoing or scheduled projects and maintenance work.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Buyers should list the expected start and finish dates once a prospective supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain of the average vendor has a moderate level of risk, the bulk of which stems from vendors' reliance on metals like steel. Blast resistant doors and windows are typically made from steel due to its strength and durability, which means that the prices of most doors and... Subscribe to learn more.

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