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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Court Reporting Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Court Reporting Services?

What is the average price of Court Reporting Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Court Reporting 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 Court Reporting 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 Court Reporting 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 Court Reporting 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 Court Reporting 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 Court Reporting Services?

Market share concentration among court reporting service suppliers is low and has remained fairly stable in the three years to 2018. Low concentration is primarily due to low barriers to entry and a large number of small suppliers that comprise the majority of the market. There are about 4,700 court... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Costs & Fees

Do your service prices include transcription and stenographic services, or is transcription billed separately?

Are there a minimum number of hours charged for reporting services?

Is there a set number of words or lines guaranteed per page included in the per-page charge for transcripts?

Are transportation costs included in the service price?

Reliability & Customer Support

What do you do to track customer satisfaction?

What is the rate of recurring business among your customers?

How often do you seek feedback from clients?

What is your process for dealing with customer problems and complaints?

What types of guarantees do you offer against no-show reporters?

Competition

How does your firm maintain a competitive edge?

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

How do you attract new clients and retain existing clients?

How do you market your services to potential clients? Do you rely heavily on repeat buyers?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Court Reporting Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should request a price list, including various services and transcript turnaround times (if required) along with their respective costs

Buyers should define payment schedules

Buyers should clearly indicate the terms for travel compensation

Buyers should request a list of any and all additional fees associated with purchasing from the supplier

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their personnel qualifications, past work experience and financial standing

Buyers should request references from current and former clients

Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted, typically about one month following the release of proposal

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers if and when presentations will be made by proposers

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted

Buyers should indicate the desired service term start date and duration of the contract

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Court Reporting Services supply chain?

The risk of input price shock or discontinuity of service due to supply chain problems is low in the court reporting services market. Vendors require few inputs to provide court reporting services. Additionally, the large number of court reporters in the market makes it easy for buyers to switch from... Subscribe to learn more.

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