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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Heat Treatment Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Heat Treatment Services?

What is the average price of Heat Treatment Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Heat Treatment 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 Heat Treatment 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 Heat Treatment 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 Heat Treatment 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 Heat Treatment Services 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 Heat Treatment Services?

In 2018, the top four suppliers of metal treatment services account for just 12.2% of market revenue, indicating low market share concentration. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 5,411 suppliers currently operating in the United States. Local firms typically service regional buyers because there are significant logistical costs associated with... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Additional Service Offerings

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

What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle heat treatment with other related services such as finishing or metal plating?

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

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

Customer Service

How are customer service inquiries handled?

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

Do you employ a staff of quality control managers?

Do you have any records of a time when a client's product was defective and you responded promptly?

Supply Chain

How does an increase in raw material prices (e.g. natural gas, electricity) affect your business and me as a buyer?

How would you deal with cost changes for manufacturing machinery?

If prices for some of your inputs have been volatile in the past, do you have a plan for mitigating supply chain risk due to a price fluctuation?

How do you assure the quality of your primary inputs?

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

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Heat Treatment Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for heat treatment services.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of heat treatment services.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the heat treatment services they are offering.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Heat Treatment Services supply chain?

Buyers of heat treatment services face a moderate amount of risk from the supply chain. The most significant source of risk is providers’ upstream supply of natural gas. US oil drilling and natural gas extractors are high-risk because of uncertainty in the supply of reserves, which contributes to volatile revenue... Subscribe to learn more.

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