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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Face & Head Protection
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Face & Head Protection?

What is the average price of Face & Head Protection?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Face & Head Protection. 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 Face & Head Protection 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 Face & Head Protection 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 Face & Head Protection?

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 Face & Head Protection 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 ?

There are roughly 2,600 companies that supply face and head protection gear. The top four companies control about 45.0% of total market share, indicating a medium level of market share concentration. Of these, about 2,400 are wholesalers, and 200 are manufacturers. Retailers, which includes businesses such as Home Depot and... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


How do your prices compare with your competitors' prices?

Is your business insured, bonded or recognized by an industry association?

If I found a cheaper price for the same product, would you match it?

Have you taken steps to vertically integrate? What advantages does that provide you?

Vendor Financials

Can I evaluate your balance sheet so I may do a full financial analysis?

What is your credit score (obtain a business credit report)?

Do you have enough cash on hand to deal with your liabilities in the event of credit crunch?

What is your inventory turnover rate?

Additional Goods & Services

Are there any other goods and services you supply that pertain to my business?

What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle safety eyewear with other related products you sell?

Does my price change if I buy from one location versus another?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a maximum budget for all face & head protection items including delivery and any other applicable total ownership costs.

Buyers should break down their budget by the maximum cost per item.

For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor with a timely proposal submission while meeting all outlined quality and budget requirements.

Buyers should select a financially stable vendor who can reliably deliver face & head protection throughout the duration of the contract.

Buyers should have clear selection criteria outlining their prioritized quality and pricing factors. For help with selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify all key dates in the RFP process and include when final bid awards will be announced.

Buyers should also specify when all goods will be delivered by.

If the buyer is making recurring face & head protection purchases, they should specify the frequency of these purchases.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for face and head protective equipment has a moderate level of supply chain risk. Risk primarily comes for suppliers' reliance on plastic as an input. Plastic is derived from petrochemicals, which are byproducts of petroleum. The world price of crude oil has historically been very volatile. Political... Subscribe to learn more.