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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Outdoor Sprinkler Systems
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Outdoor Sprinkler Systems?

What is the average price of Outdoor Sprinkler Systems?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Outdoor Sprinkler Systems. 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 Outdoor Sprinkler Systems 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 Outdoor Sprinkler Systems 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 Outdoor Sprinkler Systems?

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 Outdoor Sprinkler Systems 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 in the outdoor sprinkler system market is low, with the top four suppliers, The Toro Company, Orbit Irrigation Products Inc., Rain Bird Corporation and Robert Bosch GmbH, collectively accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. According to ProcurementIQ estimates, there are about 1,660 suppliers of... 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?

Regulation

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?

Competition

How do you attract new clients and retain existing clients?

How does your firm maintain a competitive edge?

What is your client turnover rate? How long do your contracts last, on average?

What incentives do you give to long-term clients to stay with your company?

Logistics

Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery? If so, what other suppliers do you partner with and how long have you been working together?

Do you allow clients to use their own shipping, transportation or delivery method? Do you conduct material-handling training and instruction for a client's employees?

What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?

What arrangements have you made with external distribution companies to ensure timely delivery?

How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping?

Market Experience

How long have you been active in this market? How long have you served operators in my industry?

What are some similar clients you have serviced along with dates and the service period?

Could you provide a list of client references along with contact information?

What kinds of buyers do you most commonly supply this product for?

Cost Control

During the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to purchasing raw input materials? How has that changed during the period?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the price of your product 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 on to customers?

Do you source from multiple suppliers or a single supplier? How does this affect costs?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Which companies are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?

From how many suppliers do you source?

How often do you evaluate your supply chain's prices to ensure they are still competitive?

Would the bankruptcy or revenue volatility of any of your key clients or suppliers adversely affect your operations?

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

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager, or do they call a general support line?

How many clients does each account manager look after?

Do you offer 24/7 technical support?

What is the typical response time for inquiries?

What is your repeat business rate? Why do companies choose not to renew their contract with your business?

Do you offer repair and maintenance services?

Amidst 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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the budget for the project.

Buyers should include details regarding tolerance for additional costs.

Buyers should inquire about installation costs. If installation is not being provided, buyers should request information about shipping costs for the components being purchased.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look at past projects vendors have worked on and the level of satisfaction from previous clients.

Buyers should consider the total price of the system, including materials costs and installation.

Buyers should look for vendors that can offer a system that meets their specifications and needs.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide key dates associated with the proposal, including the final dates to inspect the buyer's facility, submit questions and provide a final bid.

Buyers should provide key checkpoint dates, including the dates the project should begin and a completion date.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

While risk from upstream suppliers varies, the supply chain associated with outdoor sprinkler systems is considered to have a moderate level of risk overall. Upstream suppliers include fabricated metal product manufacturers, plastic pipe and parts manufacturers and nonferrous metal product manufacturers. Suppliers purchase various materials and parts from these vendors... Subscribe to learn more.

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