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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Gas Detectors
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Gas Detectors?

What is the average price of Gas Detectors?

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

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 Gas Detectors 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 ?

Market share concentration for gas detectors is medium, with the top four vendors accounting for roughly 40.0% of total revenue. There are an estimated 50 manufacturers and 1,700 distributors currently in domestic operation. Significant startup costs pose some barriers to entry for manufacturers of gas detectors, but buyers have their... 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?

Supply Chain

How does a change in raw material prices (e.g. semiconductors) affect both your business and me as a buyer?

How would you deal with cost changes for manufacturing machinery?

How do you ensure the quality of your primary inputs?

Can you tell me about a time you encountered a disruption in the supply chain? What did you do to fix it?


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?

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?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?


What steps do you take to ensure delivery times are accurate and dependable?

How do you transport your gas detectors?

What is your return policy?

Can I save on delivery costs by bundling other goods?

What if the product is damaged during delivery?

Customer Service

How are customer service inquiries handled?

What is your response time in the event of a product malfunction?

Do you employ repairmen?

How do you respond when a client reports a broken product?

Product Reliability

What is the average operational lifespan of your gas detectors?

How often are defective products reported?

If a faulty detector is delivered, how quickly will I receive a replacement? Who pays for the shipping cost?

Do installers ensure that products are fully functional during installation?

Additional Product Offerings

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

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

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

If I choose to bundle goods, how will my shipping options change?

Customer Satisfaction

Do you have any long-term clients I can speak to as professional references?

What is the average length of a customer relationship for your company?

How do I get in touch if there is an issue with our contract?

How do clients typically review your performance?

Company Experience

How long have you been in the business of manufacturing, wholesaling or retailing gas detectors?

Is your firm insured or bonded?

Are you now or have you ever been involved in a merger, acquisition or other divestment? How does this impact your business?

May I evaluate your balance sheet?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a total budget for the order while also factoring in the total length of the contract.

Buyers should break down the budget by price per gas detector.

To protect against purchasing subpar quality products, buyers should request a warranty on all purchased gas detectors.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that is able to meet the quality and pricing standards presented in the RFP.

Buyers should select a financially stable vendor that is likely to remain in operation throughout the duration of the contract.

Buyers should select a vendor who has a strong track record of customer service, as shown in their client references.

Buyers should maintain a selection criteria that weighs the most important pricing and quality factors. For help creating a selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the relevant dates in the RFP process, including deadlines for bid submission, inquiries regarding the RFP, on-site walkthrough and when final bid award will be announced.

Buyers should set key beginning and end dates for the contract as well as all delivery dates (including the frequency of any recurring orders). If planning to make ad hoc purchases, buyers should specify.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The average supply chain risk for gas detector manufacturers is medium. Although price fluctuations in upstream inputs can affect market prices for gas detectors by making production more expensive, it is unlikely that any disruptions will be severe enough to prevent gas detectors from making it to market. Semiconductors and... Subscribe to learn more.