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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Marine Construction Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Marine Construction Services?

What is the average price of Marine Construction Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Marine Construction 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 Marine Construction 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 Marine Construction 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 Marine Construction 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 Marine Construction 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 ?

Marine construction services can be procured from an estimated 1,270 contractors. ProcurementIQ estimates that the top four vendors account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue, indicating a low level of concentration. Although the market is home to some large suppliers that boast engineering, procurement and construction divisions, it... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Cash Flow Management

If I am unable to secure sufficient funding for the project, can your company provide financing? Can you assist in securing adequate funding?

Have you ever had cash flow issues in the past? What steps did you take to resolve those issues and ensure the project met budget and time deadlines?

If you are a large firm with many projects underway, how do you ensure cash flows are not spread too thin?

If you are a specialist or niche business with only a few projects underway, how do you manage cash flows to ensure each project is met within budget and on time?


Does handling the project from the planning and/or design phase eliminate the risk of cost overruns?

In your experience, have you been able to accurately budget contingency amounts?

Have you had challenges staying within the budget of a contract? If so, why, and how did you handle it?

What cost-saving measures do you employ at your firm?

How do you balance cost-savings with maintaining high-quality work?


How familiar are you with the weather in this area, and its impact on construction projects?

Do projects located in busy terminals or waterways affect your ability to deliver on time? What is your experience in these conditions?

Will your company's backlog risk a delay in our project's completion?

How often can I expect progress reports?

Will you be working on multiple projects during this time or just our project?

How are you planning on organizing this project in terms of milestones?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the desired payment terms.

Buyers should specify the total budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should ensure that the vendor's construction expertise can satisfy their needs.

Buyers should ensure that suppliers are capable of providing the range of services desired.

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 and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should include any 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?

Supply chain risk for marine construction services is moderate, somewhat challenging buyers' leverage in negotiations. Operators in this market rely heavily on dredging contractors, concrete contractors, heavy construction machinery dealers, steel pilings, steel pipes, threaded bars, steel wall systems and other marine-grade steel products. The prices of inputs like steel... Subscribe to learn more.