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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Carbon 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 Carbon Management Services?

What is the average price of Carbon Management Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 ?

Market share concentration for carbon management services is low, with the top four vendors accounting for only about 15.0% of total market revenue. Low concentration is the result of the market's low barriers to entry; startup costs for new suppliers are generally limited to the cost of employing skilled consultants.... 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?


By what methods do you stay informed about ongoing regulatory changes regarding carbon emissions?

How have you adjusted to new regulations in the market? How have additional compliance costs been handled?

Have you ever faced a lawsuit pertaining to environmental regulations? What was the outcome? Are you liable for any damages?

Will you take care of all necessary licensing and permits, as well as approvals and certifications from applicable associations?


Tell me about similar projects related to carbon management you have worked on in the past. What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

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

What type of relevant research do you conduct, and which conferences do you attend to stay up to date with the latest developments in this field?

What is your on-time completion rate for projects such as this one? What is your implementation plan?


What checks and balances are in place to be sure that my project has received a thorough evaluation? Who completes these checks and identifies errors?

How has your company limited the frequency of reported errors and inaccuracies over the years?

Do you have quality control benchmarks that you report to clients? How do you measure quality?

Do you assume any of the liability for penalties resulting from your clients' failure to comply with regulatory emissions standards after supplying your services?


Have you ever had challenges with costs beyond what was budgeted in your contract? What changes have you made as a result of those experiences?

What cost-saving measures do you employ at your firm?

Who is in charge of maintaining the budget on projects? Is it someone on the key team?

What contingencies are built into your budget, and how frequently are those contingencies used?


Which of your past projects have been most successful, and what factors do you believe led to that success?

Have you had any major complaints from past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

Have you had any previous experience with clients specific to the industry in which I operate?

Do you have clients that are willing to provide references on your behalf? If so, how can I get in contact with them?

Customer Support

What is your client renewal or repeat business rate? Why do companies renew their contract with your business?

How and how frequently do you evaluate customer satisfaction? Is this made available to clients?

How have you changed your carbon management services in response to customer complaints and suggestions?

If you encounter issues or your client is not satisfied, what steps do you take to address the issue?

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

As a response to the economic decline brought on by the pandemic, have you had to lay off or furlough any employees? How have these actions impacted your ability to provide your services?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state their overall budget for these services.

Buyers should provide details regarding cost overruns or what the procedure will be if cost overruns occur.

Buyers should provide a detailed breakdown of their budget, explaining how much of the budget is to be allocated to specific aspects of the services being requested.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should place a heavy weight on supplier experience and past performance on similar projects.

Buyers should assess the methodology and plan of each supplier.

Buyers should look at the proposed cost of the project from each supplier.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide a list of key dates that pertain to the RFP process, such as the date to submit questions by, the final date to conduct facility inspections if allowed and the final date to submit bids.

Buyers should provide a list of key milestones that will occur throughout the service period after a supplier has been selected.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Carbon management service providers face little risk of input price shocks or discontinuity of services from their supply chain. Because suppliers in this market provide a service, they are not dependent on many material inputs. Instead, suppliers' primary input cost is wages, which suppliers can control to some extent. Although... Subscribe to learn more.