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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Electrical Transformers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Electrical Transformers?

What is the average price of Electrical Transformers?

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

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 Electrical Transformers 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 electrical transformer market has a moderate level of market share concentration, which is in part a reflection of the relatively small number of suppliers in the market. Overall, there are an estimated 1,205 suppliers offering electrical transformers, the vast majority of which are small and midsize wholesalers serving local... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Who are your most important suppliers and how long have you been in business with them?

Have you ever experienced a price spike from one or more of your suppliers?

How often do you evaluate your supply chain's prices to ensure they are still competitive?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager or do they call a general support line?

What systems and software do you use to manage accounts?

Do you offer 24/7 customer account and technical support?

Do you have response-time benchmarks for following up with clients?

What is the size of your typical client, and where does my company fit in?

Amidst widespread health concerns, 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?

Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers, and what kind of impact would it have if you lost one of them?

How are your other divisions and ventures performing, and what impact does their performance have on this division?

What is your company's sales history over the past five years?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle changes in demand?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.

Buyers should describe the expected pricing model to be used (e.g. cost-plus).

Given the volatility inherent with inputs like copper and aluminum, buyers should list desired price ceilings or rate hikes that can arise from fluctuating input costs.

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

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should consider price when making a supplier selection because product specialization is moderate.

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

Although importers can oftentimes provide lower prices, buyers should also consider local suppliers because it will cut down on shipping costs, and will simplify communication.

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 any ongoing or scheduled projects and maintenance work.

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

Buyers should list the expected start and finish dates once a prospective supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Electrical transformer suppliers have a medium level of supply chain risk, which primarily stems from suppliers' reliance on key upstream aluminum, copper and steel suppliers. The windings, or coils, of a transformer are generally comprised of current-carrying aluminum or copper wires, and the magnetic core of a transformer is typically... Subscribe to learn more.