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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Printing & Writing Paper
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Printing & Writing Paper?

What is the average price of Printing & Writing Paper?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Printing & Writing Paper. 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 Printing & Writing Paper 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 Printing & Writing Paper 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 Printing & Writing Paper?

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 Printing & Writing Paper with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

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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?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their total budget for the project broken down by paper size, thickness and brightness.

Buyers should see if vendors offer discounts for purchasing particularly large orders.

Buyers may be able to request samples for specialized orders.

Buyers should include how often they will need paper and how much will be paid per order.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that is able to reliably and promptly fulfill the order.

Buyers should have clear criteria by which to rate proposals, weighing quality and cost factors.

Buyers should select a vendor who can offer a high level of customer service.

Buyers can reference the Buying Decision Scorecard section of this report for help creating selection criteria.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline all key dates in the RFP process, including when the final bid award will be announced.

Buyers should detail a payment schedule and specify when all payments will be completed.

If buyers are looking to make recurring paper purchases, they should specify the length of this contract and include a clear end date.

If entering a long-term agreement, buyers should provide terms for early contract termination.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

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