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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Machine Shop Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Machine Shop Services?

What is the average price of Machine Shop Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 Machine Shop 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 ?

Market share concentration for machine shop services is low, with the top four vendors generating less than 5.0% of market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 16,660 providers of machine shop solutions in 2020. A large number of vendors is conducive to intense competition in the market, benefiting buyers. Suppliers... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Production Costs

Do you offer ongoing staff training and development? How does that affect your costs?

How do you address the rising cost of raw materials?

How will your business be impacted by tariffs on key material purchases during the next three years?

How does volatility in raw material prices affect the prices that buyers pay?

How do you achieve efficiency in your operations (e.g. maximizing fuel efficiency in service delivery)?

Do you source materials with a high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with changes in the resulting costs?

Cost Savings

What is the volume at which you are willing to offer a discount? How much of a discount is it?

How does the length of the contract term affect price?

Do you offer any samples of finished products prior to purchase?

Do you offer any customer rebates? If so, do you impose any requirements?

Are you currently offering any special pricing or discounts during the pandemic to retain and attract clients?


Does your firm have the capacity to handle our requirements?

Will any subcontractors be hired to work on our project?

If subcontractors are used, what specializations do they have?

What is the need for subcontractors? For capacity or specialization purposes?

Have you reevaluated the financial risk of your subcontractors during the pandemic? Do they represent a high risk of contract suspension from financial hardships?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify preferred payment terms.

Buyers should specify their total budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date when proposals are due.

Buyers should specify when the award will be announced.

Buyers should specify the required duration of the contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for machine shop services is high, harming buyers. Vendors in this market rely on metalworking machinery and inputs such as steel and plastic. The prices of raw material inputs like steel and plastic have been shifting widely on a year-to-year basis due to their commoditized nature, which... Subscribe to learn more.