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How much should I pay for Fire Doors?
What is the average price of Fire Doors?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Fire Doors. 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 Fire Doors 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 Fire Doors 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 Fire Doors?
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 Fire Doors with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
Overall market share concentration among fire door suppliers is low, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 1,000 fire door suppliers in the United States, around 250 of which are manufacturers; these are small, privately-owned producers serving... Subscribe to learn more.
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?
What kinds of testing and certification processes do your fire doors go through?
Are there any optional certifications (e.g. from industry associations) that your products meet?
Can you provide an example of how one of your fire doors performed in a real fire?
Can you provide a list of references with contact information?
What differentiates your fire doors from those of your competitors?
Do you use any third-party contractors for installation?
Do you know of any third-party contractors that would offer a discount in installation in exchange for referred business?
When would you be able to begin installation?
What are the most frequent causes of delay during installation?
What quality control procedures do you have in place to ensure that you are using the highest-quality steel and timber?
How many suppliers do you have? How long have you been in a supply agreement with them?
What kinds of protocols do you have in place to minimize the effects of fluctuations in the price and supply of raw materials?
Do you own or maintain any upstream raw material operations?
Do you source materials with a high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the pandemic? 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?
Are you knowledgeable about pertinent building and fire codes? How do you keep up to date?
Are any applicable regulatory costs (e.g. permit and license fees) included in the quoted price?
Are there any other compliance fees or hidden costs that I am responsible for?
Am I eligible for any tax breaks, insurance discounts or other incentives for installing fire doors?
What kinds of fire doors do you offer?
Do you offer wood doors in addition to steel doors?
What kinds of aesthetic qualities do your fire doors possess?
Do you offer related goods (e.g. door frames, windows)?
What kinds of contracting work can you perform?
Are maintenance programs included or are they purchased separately?
What is your company's sales history for the past five years?
How likely is your company to be purchased by or merged with another company during the next several years?
Is your company currently dealing with litigation or facing the prospect of litigation in the near future?
From which industries do you derive most of your revenue?
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?
Buyers should specify their overall budget for this project, including all delivery, installation and maintenance.
Buyers should include a budget per door.
Buyers should specify the length of time this bid will remain active.
Buyers should include their desired warranty length on all purchased fire doors.
For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.
Buyers should select a vendor that will be able to meet the quality standards detailed in the RFP.
Buyers should select a vendor that will stay within the proposed budget.
Buyers should select a vendor that has a strong history of fulfilling fire door purchases reliably and on time.
Buyers should select a vendor that has a valid certificate of insurance before performing any work.
For information on creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard of this report.
Buyers should list all relevant dates in the RFP process, including any on-site visits.
Buyers should include a range of dates for installation work to be performed.
Buyers should specify the date when all work must be completed.
Buyers should specify dates for periodic maintenance if required.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
The supply chain for fire doors is subject to a moderate level of risk. Suppliers depend on a number of wood inputs and metal to manufacture their products, including iron, steel, aluminum and other metals and metal parts. Steel is a key raw material in the production of fire doors... Subscribe to learn more.
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