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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Land Surveying Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Land Surveying Services?

What is the average price of Land Surveying Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Land Surveying 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 Land Surveying 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 Land Surveying 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 Land Surveying 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 Land Surveying 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 ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 12,500 providers of land surveying services. Collectively, the top four firms account for less than 30.0% of the market's revenue, indicating a low level of concentration. Low up-front capital requirements create minimal barriers to entry, which allows a plethora of small regional suppliers to... 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?

Relevant Experience

What is your previous experience working with similar terrain and regulatory environments?

What is your previous experience working within this region in particular? What is your previous experience collaborating with our local government officials?

How would describe the types of clients you primarily work with?

How are the environments of your other clients similar and different to ours? What challenges will this pose?

Service Quality

What safeguards have you established to assure quality in your surveying services?

What actions do you take to correct and compensate for any mistakes made throughout the project?

When was the last time you had to provide rework to correct mistakes in your work?

How available is your staff to talk through project progress and ensure project requirements are being met?

Service Timeliness

What guarantees do you provide for meeting agreed-upon deadlines?

Have you experienced any issues in the past that make you unable to fulfill project deadlines or have caused you to breach a contract?

What precautionary measures do you take in cases where meeting a deadline might be problematic?

What additional resources are you able to allocate to the project if it begins to fall behind?

What plans do you have in place to protect workers from contracting the coronavirus? How would an outbreak among workers impact project timelines?


What is the reasoning behind the pricing model you plan to apply to my project? Would you consider applying any other pricing models to my project?

Are there any additional charges I should be aware of that will be incurred throughout the survey process?

How much do I have to pay up front? What type of cancellation clause does your proposal include should either party decide it necessary to cancel the contract?

What factors could potentially increase the initial price quote? What steps can be taken to ensure that the price does not increase?

Project Management

How many project managers will be assigned to my project?

What criteria do you use to assign project managers and field crew to each project?

Who in the firm will I be dealing with directly? Is it the same person who will be managing the project?

How many different projects are the average project manager and surveyor assigned to at once? Can you describe the process they use to establish priorities among projects?

Equipment Quality

What do you do to ensure your equipment remains reliable?

How often do you calibrate your survey equipment? What does this process entail?

How often do you purchase new survey equipment?

How committed are you to keeping up with equipment innovations in the market?

Do you source equipment from suppliers with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

Buyers should specify the total budget for the project.

All buyers should include information about per-location spending expectations and limitations.

All buyers should establish the price to be paid for additional work, including overtime.

All buyers should have a plan in place for selecting a supplier in the event of a tie bid.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the requested range of services within their area of coverage.

Buyers should look for suppliers with a comprehensive list and description of all surveying equipment capabilities.

Buyers should assess suppliers’ experience with regard to servicing areas, cities or businesses that are similar in size.

Buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing models.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should take into account.

Buyers should include the duration of the service contract, including extension options.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The risk of discontinuity and price shocks from upstream suppliers is moderate. In particular, land surveying companies rely on inputs from wholesalers of computer and packaged software, laboratory supplies and office supplies. The demand for each of these suppliers is strongly tied to the business cycle. Although the business cycle... Subscribe to learn more.