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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Instrumented Control Systems Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Instrumented Control Systems Services?

What is the average price of Instrumented Control Systems Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Instrumented Control Systems 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 Instrumented Control Systems 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 Instrumented Control Systems 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 Instrumented Control Systems 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 Instrumented Control Systems 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 ?

According to ProcurementIQ estimates, there are roughly 600 vendors of instrumented control systems services. Market share concentration is low, with the top four suppliers generating less than 30.0% of the market's revenue. In the three years to 2021, market share concentration has been trending slowly upward due to increased merger... 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?


Which certifications do your engineers possess and how often are they updated?

Have you previously served businesses like mine? Can you provide a portfolio of similar projects you have worked on?

Who are your current clients?

How long have you provided services to your most tenured client?

How have your service offerings changed during the global health crisis?


What is your average on-time completion rate?

What is your current project backlog? How was your backlog affected by the pandemic?

How many projects does your teams typically take on at a given time?

How do you prioritize high-value projects?

Can you provide me with a timeline of the stages involved with this project?

What is the average turnaround time for a project that is similar to mine?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle changes in demand?


How do you manage regulatory change?

How do you keep informed about ongoing regulatory changes?

How has increased regulation changed your pricing, and how do you anticipate it will change in the future?

Do you have any third-party certifications beyond what is required by regulation?

Customer Service

How do you track customer satisfaction?

Do you provide client references?

Have you had major complaints in the past? How have you dealt with them?

How do you measure the quality of your work?

What tools or software do you use to ensure the quality and accuracy of your work?

Amid the 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?


How do you acquire business and retain it?

How does your service differ from similar-size competitors?

Are you looking to expand your service offerings or focus on a few specialties? How will this influence your selection of service plans?

Do you provide any incentives for long-term clients or returning customers?

How has your firm remained competitive during the coronavirus pandemic?


On average, how much maintenance is required to keep your systems running properly?

What is the average yearly maintenance cost for projects of similar scope as ours?

If I already have a process control system, can I integrate safety instrumented controls? How reliable is this compared to independent safety instrumented control systems?

How often does a system design by your teams fail due to faulty equipment?

What is the average life span of your safety instrumented control systems?

What other metrics do you provide customers to assess service reliability?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain whether they expect to pay for services after the project’s completion or at some other point(s) during the life of the contract.

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

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience and qualifications of the engineers/technicians that will be assigned to the project.

Buyers should make sure the vendor provides engineers/technicians that have the expertise and certifications needed for the project's scope.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the 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 should include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should provide the timeline of the project.

Buyers should also 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 supply chain?

The supply chain risk for instrumented control systems services is low. Key upstream suppliers include sensor wholesalers, valve and actuator wholesalers, and data acquisition systems and software publishers. The risk of supply disruptions from these upstream suppliers is minimal due to the wide availability of these inputs. For example, sensors,... Subscribe to learn more.