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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Carpet Cleaning Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Carpet Cleaning Services?

What is the average price of Carpet Cleaning Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Carpet Cleaning 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 Carpet Cleaning 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 Carpet Cleaning 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 Carpet Cleaning 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 Carpet Cleaning Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four suppliers account for less than 10.0% of this market in 2021, indicating a low level of market share concentration. Low concentration is primarily the result of the vast number of owner-operators that provide market services. Moreover, during the three years to 2021, new owner-operators have been entering... 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?

Pricing & Contracts

How do you determine what to charge each client?

What is your average contract length? Can I opt for a different contract length, and do longer contracts come with any incentives?

If I require additional services on this contract, will you provide a price break in other service areas?

What is your policy for arranging caps on price increases?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?

Experience

How long have you been providing carpet cleaning services?

What are your company and your personnel's qualifications?

How does your level of experience set you apart from your competitors?

How do you guarantee your work?

Has a client ever been unsatisfied with their carpet cleaning? If so, what did you do to remedy the situation?

Competition

How do you keep your rates competitive?

What differentiates your company from your competitors?

Why should I pay more for your services if your competitor is offering the same service for the same rate or less?

What is your client retention rate? How do you prevent clients from changing suppliers year-to-year?

Franchise Operations

Are you part of a franchise network? If so, what made you decide to join your franchise network?

How does your franchisor's approach differ from competitors?

What guidelines and standards do your franchisor set on you? Was there ever an instance when you did not adhere to those guidelines? If so, why did you deviate from them?

What additional costs do you incur as part of a franchise network that other companies do not incur? How are these costs passed on to buyers?

Capacity

How many carpet cleaners do you employ?

On average, how many team members are assigned to a carpet cleaning service call?

How would your service reliability be affected if we required one or two more carpet cleaners at our facility?

How would your operations be affected if we expanded our facilities?

Have you ever experienced capacity problems associated with growth in the number of clients? If so, how did you respond?

What contingency plans are in place to mitigate COVID-19 risk to your clients and employees?

Scope of Services

Do you offer complimentary services such as janitorial to buyers in my specific market? If so, can these services be bundled with a standard carpet cleaning contract?

Do you have other clients with needs similar to my own? If so, how do you guarantee your work?

Do you offer any "green cleaning" services, especially for carpet cleaning?

How do you ensure quality across your range of services? Do you specialize in a particular service?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Municipal buyers should disclose from which part of their budget (or fund) service payments will be made.

All buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

All buyers should determine whether payments will be made after an audit.

All buyers should note under which circumstances payment will be withheld or under what circumstance payment dates will be altered.

Selection Criteria

All buyers should look at suppliers’ experience with regard to servicing businesses that are similar in size.

All buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.

All buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.

Project Schedule

All buyers need to include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their proposals.

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

All buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should take into account.

All buyers should include the duration of the service contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

During the three years to 2021, carpet cleaning services providers have been subject to a medium level of supply chain risk. Although carpet cleaners have had to deal with rising input costs, market providers are not heavily dependent upon risky inputs that could threaten the continuity of business. For the... Subscribe to learn more.

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MEDIUM

LOW