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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Computer Servers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Computer Servers?

What is the average price of Computer Servers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Computer Servers. 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 Computer Servers 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 Computer Servers 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 Computer Servers?

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 Computer Servers 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 in the computer server market is high, with the top four computer server providers representing more than 85.0% of domestic revenue. Market share concentration is high because producing computer servers requires high capital investments and significant expertise in manufacturing and computer engineering. There are roughly 71 manufacturers,... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


Is a warranty offered with the purchase of the server, or does it cost extra?

Do you offer insurance for lost business due to server failure?

Do warranty costs increase as the server gets older?

Does the warranty cover the full cost of the server?

Delivery & Installation

Do you offer installation support? Does it cost extra?

Do you have a maintenance program? If so, what are the rates?

Will you shorten delivery times for additional cost?

Which servers take longer to deliver?

Server Selection

Do you sell tower, rack and blade servers?

How do processing speed, memory and disk space vary for different kinds of servers?

What additional infrastructure is required with different kinds of servers?

Do you offer compatible related goods?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for the computer servers as well as related products and services, such as training, maintenance and warranties.

Buyers should indicate when the payment will occur.

Buyers should have a clear understanding of the cost of shipping.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that offer computer servers and related services that meet the requirements of the RFP.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their industry experience and product reputation.

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

Project Schedule

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

Buyers should specify when the computer servers need to be shipped to the desired location(s).

Buyers should specify when the technicians should arrive to install and set up the computer servers.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the computer server market is medium. The main supply chain risk comes from microprocessor manufacturers that provide the computer chips and processors necessary for creating computer servers. Purchase costs make up over one third of the total revenue for computer server suppliers, making computer server prices... Subscribe to learn more.