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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Commercial Concrete Pipes
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Commercial Concrete Pipes?

What is the average price of Commercial Concrete Pipes?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Commercial Concrete Pipes. 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 Commercial Concrete Pipes 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 Commercial Concrete Pipes 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 Commercial Concrete Pipes?

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 Commercial Concrete Pipes 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 top four suppliers of commercial concrete pipes hold less than 30.0% of the market, indicating a low level of market concentration. There are more than 4,000 firms in the market, most of which operate on a local or regional level. This aspect of the market increases competition because it... 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?


Could you provide a list of your distribution facilities locations?

Do you allow the usage of a client's own shipping, transportation or delivery method?

Do you conduct materials handling training and instruction for a client's employees?

What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?


How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided concrete pipes to your longest tenured client?

What is your reputation among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?

What sets your product apart from your competitors'?

Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?

Supply Chain

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

During the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor? Do labor costs fluctuate seasonally?

What percentage of your revenue during the past three years has been dedicated to depreciation? How has that changed and why?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your product over the past three years?


How long have you been active in this field? How long have you supplied operators in my market?

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

What market do you most commonly supply this product for?

Will you help design and build customized products?

Geographic Coverage

What markets do you primarily supply?

Does your company supply concrete pipe products on a national or local level?

Do you partner with any transportation companies that may be able to ship concrete pipe products to other regions?

Which of your markets has the widest reach?


How do I receive real-time updates on my shipment's location and status?

How quickly will I be contacted if my shipment is damaged?

What is the position and extent of the authority of my point-of-contact person at your company?

Will my point-of-contact person respond directly to my inquiries and make immediate decisions regarding my shipment?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for concrete pipes.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should take into account the durability of the concrete piping and its expected life span.

Buyers should ensure that a vendor will be able to meet the product specifications laid out.

Buyers should assess the extent of additional product offerings a vendor has.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline of all important RFP dates.

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

Buyers should dictate payment schedule and delivery dates for products.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The market for commercial concrete pipes has been subject to a medium level of supply chain risk during the past three years. Cement manufacturers are one of the key upstream suppliers for commercial concrete pipe vendors because cement aggregate is a key input in the manufacturing process of commercial concrete... Subscribe to learn more.