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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Cafeteria Management Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Cafeteria Management Services?

What is the average price of Cafeteria Management Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Cafeteria Management 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 Cafeteria Management 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 Cafeteria Management 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 Cafeteria Management 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 Cafeteria Management 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 ?

The market for cafeteria management services is highly concentrated, with the top four suppliers accounting for more than 80.0% of total market revenue. About 12,290 suppliers provide cafeteria management services. The top four market leaders include Compass Group, Aramark Corporation, Sodexo and Delaware North Companies. Large suppliers have been active... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supplier Finances

How much do you typically invest in capital for clients?

What types of contracts do most of your existing clients have (e.g. management fee, profit-and-loss)?

How do you typically split profit from cafeteria sales with clients?

How does your company drive revenue when demand is growing?

Food Supply

How do you balance high-quality produce and meat with reasonable prices?

How have droughts, shortages and other supply issues affected your operations?

Do you have relationships with food suppliers that provide lower prices and consistent supply quality?

How do you ensure sufficient inventory in spite of fluctuating customer demand and without keeping excessive supply?

Food Safety

What types of training and certification programs do you participate in to ensure food safety?

Have you been marked for any health code violations in the past? How quickly did you remedy any violations?

Do you conduct or receive inspections beyond what is required by government authorities?

Do you cover the costs of inspections, audits and certifications?

Environmental Concerns

How do you minimize the production of waste?

What types of reusing and recycling practices do you have in place?

Do you source your ingredients from sustainable, local, organic, natural or otherwise environmentally friendly producers?

What other environmentally friendly methods, such as composting and using phosphate-free detergent, do you practice?

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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 cafeteria management services and related products and services.

Buyers should provide information about any budgetary constraints.

Vendors should submit a detailed breakdown for the requested services.

Buyers should inquire about any additional charges, such as taxes and repair and replacement costs.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price, Pricing Model and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their approach or methodology in executing the project.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their compliance with technical specification stated in the RFP.

Buyers will evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service as evidenced by references.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline, tentative schedule and process for the RFP and project.

Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should outline the terms of the contract and cancelation policy.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is moderate on average in the cafeteria management services market. Suppliers' greatest input costs are purchases of various food inputs. The prices of meat, poultry, fish and produce can fluctuate depending on yield, which is affected largely by uncontrollable external factors. For example, crops are subject to... Subscribe to learn more.