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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Plastering & Drywall Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Plastering & Drywall Services?

What is the average price of Plastering & Drywall Services?

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

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The drywall and plastering services market has been displaying a low level of market share concentration during the past three years. The four largest players account for less than 10.0% of total market revenue. There are more than 120,000 market operators in the United States, the majority of which operate... 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

How have you kept up with the latest technological developments or market changes?

What experience do you have in installation projects similar to ours?

How many years has your company been a provider of plastering and drywall services?

How have your operations progressed over the years?

Customer Service

Have you had any major complaints from past customers regarding service quality? If so, how have you dealt with these issues?

What are your standard service procedures in the event that services do not meet buyer requirements?

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction over the span of the installation period?

Will you have an account manager assigned to my project? What will this person's availability be?


How often does a client require maintenance due to improper installation?

What quality inspection procedures do you have in place? Do you have a designated quality control manager?

What methods do you use to fix drywall imperfections?

How do you replace defective installations? How fast is the turnaround for replacements?

Work Routine

What are your daily hours of operation? Do you work continuously until project completion?

Will you be working on multiple projects during the period of installation?

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

How often can I expect progress reports?

How often can I expect progress reports?

How would the coronavirus outbreak impact your service completion time?


Why are your prices higher or lower than your competitors?

What incentives do you provide to attract and retain customers?

How do your company and the methodologies you employ stand out from other suppliers'?

Can you provide a list of current and past clients? Can you also provide at least three referrals from both past and current clients?

Supply Chain

Who is your main supplier of drywall and plaster?

When the price of gypsum products fluctuates, how are your customers affected?

Do you have backup suppliers in case your primary suppliers cannot provide the required materials?

How often is a project negatively affected by problems with your supply chain? How severe are these issues?

What is your current level of exposure to coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should disclose from which part of their budget (or fund) service payments will be made.

Buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

Buyers should determine whether payments will be made after an audit.

Buyers should note under which circumstances payment will be withheld or under what circumstance payment dates will be altered.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look at suppliers’ experience with regard to servicing businesses that are similar in size.

Buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.

Buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date 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.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for plastering and drywall services presents a moderate level of risk when it comes to service disruptions for buyers. Suppliers in this market rely primarily on gypsum product manufacturers for their purchases of both drywall and gypsum-based plaster. Gypsum is also used in the production of joint... Subscribe to learn more.