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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Landscape Architecture & Design Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Landscape Architecture & Design Services?

What is the average price of Landscape Architecture & Design Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Landscape Architecture & Design 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 Landscape Architecture & Design 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 Landscape Architecture & Design 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 Landscape Architecture & Design 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 Landscape Architecture & Design Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are over 40,000 firms providing landscape architecture and design services in the United States in 2020. Market share concentration is low, with the top four firms collectively accounting for less than 20.0% of the market's revenue. Although the number of firms has been rising in recent... 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?

Interpersonal Communication

What measures do you take to involve clients in the design process?

How often should we expect to receive progress reports? What will you show me along the way to explain the project? Will I see models, photos, perspective sketches or cross sections?

Ideally, how early would you involve a contractor in the design process?

How often are your staff available to answer questions during or after the design is created?

Relevant Experience

What is your previous experience working with similar landscapes?

What is your previous experience working on other landscapes in this region?

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

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


What guarantees do you provide that you will meet agreed-upon deadlines?

Have you experienced any issues in the past that have kept you from fulfilling project deadlines or 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 contingency plans are in place to mitigate any risk of COVID-19 spread to your employees and clients? How will these plans impact your ability to provide services in a timely manner?

Ancillary Services

What additional services do you offer to assist in construction and maintenance of your landscape design?

Do you offer any ancillary services free of charge or at a discounted rate?

Outside of pricing discounts, what are the benefits of acquiring additional services through you?

Do you have any partnerships with contractors that may benefit my project? Do your partners offer discounts to your clients?

Project Management

How many project managers and designers will be assigned to my project?

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

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

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

How has demand shifted for your upstream vendors during the coronavirus pandemic? What measures have you taken to adjust to these shifts in demand?


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 are not included in your price that will be incurred throughout the design process?

How much do I have to pay up front? What type of cancellation clause does your proposal include should either party find 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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

All buyers should specify the total budget for the project.

All buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

All buyers should include information about per-establishment 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

All buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of services desired and which has the ability to service multiple establishments.

All buyers should look for suppliers with experience servicing properties that are similar in size.

All buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.

All buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.

Project Schedule

All buyers need to include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their project bids.

All buyers need to include the date when the award will be announced.

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

All buyers should include the duration of the service contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for landscape architecture and design services has posed a low risk to buyers during the past three years. Among upstream suppliers, computer wholesalers and manufacturers present a relatively low level of risk. High demand for computers during the period has helped ensure the stability of computer manufacturers... Subscribe to learn more.