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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Power Supply Units
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Power Supply Units?

What is the average price of Power Supply Units?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Power Supply Units. 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 Power Supply Units 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 Power Supply Units 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 Power Supply Units?

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 Power Supply Units 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 ?

Low market share concentration characterizes the PSU market. ProcurementIQ estimates there are 2,800 PSU suppliers in the United States, with the top four companies accounting for less than 30.0% of market revenue. Although many large-scale manufacturers operate within this market, PSUs make up a small share of most of these... 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?

Peer Reviews & Customer Service

What sort of tracking system do you use for client queries?

Can you explain the processes in place to handle changes in orders?

Have you had any major complaints from past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

How do you improve client satisfaction?

How do you ensure a high quality of service?

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?


Where are your manufacturing facilities located? What about your warehouses?

What are the different capabilities of each facility? What types of PSUs does each location offer?

What are your packaging and transportation procedures? How do they protect devices when they are being transported?

What discounts do you offer for nearby locations? How do these discounts reduce my transportation costs?

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?

Input Cost Control

How do you plan on adjusting to the expected increase in the price of inputs, such as the expected rise in the price of steel?

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

How do you minimize administrative and other costs?

How do you check for operational efficiency? How often are these checks performed?

Production Capabilities

What sort of manufacturing capabilities do you possess? How about your storage capabilities?

How often do you perform maintenance on machinery? How does this affect optimal production performance?

How much time would you need to manufacture the required number of PSUs?

How many PSUs do you manufacture for a typical order?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Quality Control

What is the expected lifetime of your PSUs?

What procedures do you have in place to check quality?

Do you use computerized or manual systems to check for quality? How does this enhance quality control?

What is the protocol for damaged or defective PSUs? How soon can I expect replacements?

What are your warranty terms?

Size of the Supplier

What types of buyers do you typically sell PSUs to?

How much experience does your firm have supplying PSUs that are equal in size and meet the specifications that I require?

Regarding the type of device I am requesting, how many of the same type do you typically sell in an order?

Do you offer volume discounts to buyers that bundle in other electrical devices?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should state preferences for warranty, including length and scope of coverage.

Buyers should dictate their preferred schedule for payments.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report to gain a better understanding of this market’s average pricing.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should take into account the production capabilities of a vendor to ensure reliable and timely supply of PSUs.

Buyers should ensure that all certifications for PSUs are up to standard.

Buyers should consider the quality of client reviews for each supplier.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate when bids are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Buyers should specify delivery and installation dates.

Buyers should include any other important dates on the RFP timeline.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for PSUs is high. Raw materials account for a significant share of the average supplier's revenue, making supply chain risk an important consideration when selecting a vendor. Namely, upstream suppliers of key input materials such as iron, copper and aluminum have high levels of risk due mainly... Subscribe to learn more.