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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Playground Equipment
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Playground Equipment?

What is the average price of Playground Equipment?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Playground Equipment. 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 Playground Equipment 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 Playground Equipment 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 Playground Equipment?

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 Playground Equipment 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 ?

The playground equipment market has a moderate level of concentration, indicating that the top four companies account for between 30.0% and 50.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are an estimated 95.7 vendors, primarily manufacturers, in the market. There are high barriers to entry in this market, including... 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?


Could you provide a list of your manufacturing facilities locations, domestically and internationally? Are they operating at full capacity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?

How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping, especially during the current health and financial crisis?

Where are your manufacturing facilities located?

What are your packaging and transportation procedures? How does this limit the risk of damaging equipment? Does it have an impact on lead times?

Do you have low inventory or supply issues with any of the equipment we are ordering? How will this affect shipping times?


What do your warranties cover?

What are the terms and conditions of the warranty? Does the warranty require paperwork?

How are warranty repairs or replacements handled?

Are there any transportation, installation or replacement fees associated with warranty claims?

How long does the warranty last?

Cost Containment

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

In the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor? Do labor costs fluctuate seasonally?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

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

Customer Service

How can customer service representatives be reached? What is the typical response time for each of these methods?

What is your process for dealing with customer problems and complaints? Do you have an escalation process? Have any of these processes changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

How do you evaluate customer satisfaction and how frequently? Is this made available to clients?

What are some major complaints you have had from customers? How did you handle the issues?

What are your return and exchange policies?


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

Will you help design and build customized equipment?

Tell me about similar projects you have worked on in the past. What challenges did you face, and how did you overcome them?

Do you have case studies or client testimonials detailing the satisfaction level with equipment? Can we speak to a current client about their experiences?


By what methods do you stay informed about ongoing regulatory change?

When was the last time a change in safety standards had an effect on your business? What was that impact? Has COVID-19-related restrictions and limitations on businesses have any effect on your business?

Have you ever had to change any aspect of your manufacturing process to comply with regulations?

How do you ensure that your customers are aware of any changes in regulations that might impact them?

Will your company take care of all the necessary licensing and permits, as well as approvals and certifications from applicable associations?


How do you win and retain business?

What is your reputation like among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?

What sets your equipment apart from your competitors’?

Do you typically honor competitors’ pricing deals or promotions?

Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should break down their budget by price per playground bundle.

Buyers should submit a total budget for their order that encapsulates total ownership costs. For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price or Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Buyers should state how often pricing can be adjusted.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor with a strong history of operating in the market.

Buyers should select a vendor that has strong financial stability as evidenced in submitted financial statements.

Buyers should score vendor submissions based on their list of key pricing and quality factors.

For help creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should list key dates in the RFP process, including deadlines for inquiries, submissions and any site walkthroughs that must be attended by potential vendors.

Buyers should provide a payment schedule and verify a method of payment.

Buyers should provide a schedule for all periodic installation and maintenance services that are expected to be provided.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risks are moderate for the playground equipment market. Suppliers rely on key inputs such as steel, plastics and lumber, which are commodities subject to large price fluctuations. In order to stay profitable, suppliers take fluctuations in input costs into account in their pricing structure. This method of pricing... Subscribe to learn more.