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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Quality & Safety Inspection Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Quality & Safety Inspection Services?

What is the average price of Quality & Safety Inspection Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Quality & Safety Inspection 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 Quality & Safety Inspection 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 Quality & Safety Inspection 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 Quality & Safety Inspection 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 Quality & Safety Inspection 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 ?

In 2020, market share concentration in the quality and safety inspection services market is low, with the top four suppliers generating less than 30.0% of market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 16,948 suppliers operating in the market. Because buyers from different industries have different quality and safety inspection... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


Do you provide any incentives to attract clients?

Why are your prices more or less expensive than those of your competitors?

How does your company operate differently from your competitors’ companies?

How can I benefit from selecting your company as my supplier instead of another company?


How has the technology that your company uses advanced during the past three years? How has this affected the price of your services?

How often do you experience equipment failures? How often does this lead to extended completion dates?

Have you ever encountered situations where your staff could not properly perform services due to equipment issues?

Do you use any equipment that sets your services apart from those of your competitors?

Have any of the laboratories you use or send samples out to shifted their priorities to coronavirus testing or related tasks?

Customer Service

How do you work with your customers to guarantee their satisfaction with your services?

What benefits do you offer to retain clients? What is your customer retention rate?

Can you provide testimonials from past clients regarding your services

Will my project be assigned to a single account manager? Will my account manager be easily accessible by phone or e-mail?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget.

Buyers should inquire into any additional costs they may be responsible for (e.g. travel).

Buyers should specify the desired payment terms.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select suppliers that can provide services within their desired time frame.

Buyers should ensure the proximity of suppliers to cut lead times.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should specify the desired start date of the service.

Buyers should specify their future needs for inspections.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for quality and safety inspection services is low, which benefits buyers because there is a negligible risk of service disruptions. Key first-tier suppliers include computer and packaged software wholesalers, testing equipment manufacturers and chemical wholesalers. Suppliers must continually purchase chemicals in order to conduct product tests,... Subscribe to learn more.