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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Plumbing 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 Plumbing Construction Services?

What is the average price of Plumbing Construction Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Plumbing 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 Plumbing 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 Plumbing 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 Plumbing 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 Plumbing 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 ?

Market share concentration among the estimated 93,643 plumbing construction service providers is medium, despite the fact that the vast majority of firms are small and midsize suppliers. Major vendor Emcor Group's significant share of the market skews the overall level of concentration because it controls one-fourth of market share. Emcor... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Pricing Structure

Are there any steps that can be taken to lower the price of buying materials ourselves?

What is the payment schedule? How are surprise expenses and changed orders factored into the payment schedule?

What can be done to ensure that the final price does not increase?

How have the growing costs of insurance, materials, fuel and other expenses altered your pricing?


Do you anticipate any difficulties addressing emergency requests?

Do you perform on-site visits with potential buyers?

Does the distance from the project affect the typical turnaround time for your services?

Do you add a fuel surcharge?


Have you served job sites like mine? Can you provide a portfolio of similar projects you have worked on?

Who are your current clients?

How long have you provided mechanical services to your longest client?

With what type of client do you have the most experience working?

Do your technicians possess journeyman-level experience?


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

How do you win and retain business?

Do you have a relationship with a key supplier that no other competitor has?

How is your service better than your competitors'?

What kind of warranties can you provide for the integrity of your work?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.

Buyers should describe the expected pricing model to be used (e.g. time and materials).

Buyers should explain the schedule with which payments will be made.

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for plumbing construction services, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have direct experience providing the plumbing construction services they are seeking.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because those suppliers will be able to respond to emergency requests quickly.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide the due dates for any ongoing or scheduled projects and maintenance work.

For ad hoc work or emergency repairs, buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time.

Buyers should list the expected lead time for similar businesses.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Buyers of plumbing services face a moderate level of risk from supply chain factors. Plumbing contractors purchase tools, hardware, appliances and materials, such as pipes and fittings. Many of these materials are derived from plastic, for which oil is a major production input. Because of the inherent volatility of oil... Subscribe to learn more.