Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Construction Aggregates?
What is the average price of Construction Aggregates?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Construction Aggregates. 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 Construction Aggregates 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 Construction Aggregates 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 Construction Aggregates?
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 Construction Aggregates with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.
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?
“Sending out RFPs used to be a nightmare”
Let’s chat about how procurement market intelligence can reduce
the time you spend issuing RFPs.
Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should state their total budget.
If buyers require an ongoing supply contract, buyers should provide their monthly and annual budget.
Buyers should provide a breakdown of their budget by item, listing individual budgets for specific aggregates being requested.
Buyers should state whether their budget includes additional costs such as shipping costs.
Buyers should consider the price of construction aggregates from each supplier.
Buyers should consider each suppliers' ability to provide products that best meet the buyer's specifications.
Buyers should consider suppliers' inventory and potential for delayed shipments due to backorder.
Buyers should consider the level of customer service from each supplier, using customer reviews to determine this quality.
Buyers should provide a list of key dates that pertain to the RFP process, such as the final date to submit questions and proposals.
Buyers should state the date or dates of which aggregates will be picked up or must be delivered.