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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Drywall Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Drywall?

What is the average price of Drywall?

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

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 Drywall 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 Drywall?

The top four suppliers of drywall, USG Corp. (which distributes its products via its subsidiary L&W Supply Corporation), Gypsum Management and Supply, CRH PLC, and ProBuild Holdings, account for an estimated 25.0% of total market revenue in 2018, signifying a low degree of market share concentration. There are an estimated... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Buyer Satisfaction

What quality-control procedures do you implement?

What complaints have you received from past customers associated with product quality or delivery, and how have you dealt with their issues?

What are your standard service procedures in the event that products do not meet buyer requirements?

What is your return policy on possibly defective shipments?

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction over the span of the product life cycle?

Contracts

How many commercial clients does your company supply? How many have long-term contracts?

What is the average length of your commercial contracts?

What incentives do you offer customers to enter into a long-term contract?

What are the penalties for early termination? Are there any instances in which the contract could be broken without a penalty?

Complementary Products & Services

Do you offer installation services? If not, do you have a preferred installer?

Other than your referral, are there any other incentives for me to use your preferred installer?

Do you offer consultation services? If so, what cost advantages can you offer?

What other complementary products or services do you offer? What cost savings can be realized if I bundle these products?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Drywall RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the award.

Buyers should describe the desired type of supply contract, including the desired payment terms.

Buyers should explain the schedule by which payments will be made.

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for drywall, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have experience serving businesses similar to the buyer’s.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former clients.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide due dates for long-term contracts so that they know when to expect shipments.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Drywall supply chain?

Buyers of drywall face a medium degree of risk from supply chain factors. Global demand shifts have been causing gypsum prices to be moderately volatile during the three years to 2018. Gypsum price volatility puts a great deal of risk on market vendors and their upstream suppliers. For example, drywall... Subscribe to learn more.

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