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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Hazardous Material Decontamination Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Hazardous Material Decontamination Services?

What is the average price of Hazardous Material Decontamination Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Hazardous Material Decontamination Services. 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 Hazardous Material Decontamination Services 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 Hazardous Material Decontamination Services 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 Hazardous Material Decontamination Services?

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 Hazardous Material Decontamination Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

As of 2021, the market for hazardous material decontamination services is composed of more than 4,300 operators and is considered highly fragmented. The top four vendors account for less than 20.0% of total market revenue. In the three years to 2021, the number of market suppliers has grown in response... 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?


Do you have case studies or client testimonials detailing the services performed?

How many collective years of experience does your staff have in this field? How does that measure up to the market average?

Can you tell me specifically about similar projects you have worked on in the past? What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them?

Based on my facility needs, what services would you recommend for me and why?


Has your firm completed any acquisitions over the past three years? If so, how did this expansion affect your business model?

As a large company, how do you compete with the emergence of smaller players into the market?

As a small company, how do you compete with the reputation of large, established service providers?

What do you consider to be best market practices in terms of switching providers?

How strategic is your business location?

Service Performance

What checks and balances are in place to ensure that my project has received a thorough evaluation?

What service monitoring reports are available? Are performance and reliability statistics available or public?

What is your process for getting feedback from clients?

What quality awards have you won?

What credentials and certifications do you hold?

How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your financial strength? What is your capacity to take on a long-term remediation project?

Employee Qualifications

Do you provide ongoing training or development for your employees? Are your technicians certified?

Do you primarily handle related projects in-house, or do you outsource the work? How many subcontractors to do you hire compared to salaried employees?

What are the various stages of your hiring process? What specialized skills do you require in your employees?

Can you give me an example from the past of when a key staff member on a project left your company, and what the team did to maintain the work flow and meet deadlines?


In the past, have you had challenges with costs beyond what was budgeted in your contract?

What cost-saving measures do you employ at your firm?

Who is in charge of maintaining the budget on projects? Is it someone on the key team, or an outside eye?

What contingencies are built into your budget?

What percentage of your supply chain is vulnerable to shipping disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Value-Added Services

Do you provide any value-added services? If so, what other services do you offer?

How will including value-added services impact pricing?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services. If so, what are the terms?

How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should describe their desired pricing model (e.g. per foot, upon completion of terms).

Buyers should define payment schedules.

Buyers should request a detailed cost breakdown for each type of service that will be provided.

Buyers should clearly indicate the terms for travel compensation.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the viability of their submitted work plan, personnel qualifications and past work experience.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should also evaluate suppliers based on cost.

For other selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline, tentative schedule and process for the RFP and project.

Buyers should outline the due date for proposals submissions.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should list the expected start date once a supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The overall supply chain risk for hazardous material decontamination service operators is moderate. Various chemicals are used in hazardous material decontamination services, such as bleach, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Consequently, suppliers are vulnerable to changes in the prices of these cleaning compounds. Fortunately for market suppliers, there are... Subscribe to learn more.