Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Refrigerants?
What is the average price of Refrigerants?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Refrigerants. 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 Refrigerants 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 Refrigerants 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 Refrigerants?
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 Refrigerants with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Refrigerants?
Market share concentration in the refrigerant market is low and has remained relatively stable during the three years to 2018. This market is fragmented and contains about 2,300 suppliers. Most suppliers are small, serving only their local markets, operating as HVACR contractors and selling other products and services in addition... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Experience & Reputation
What companies have you provided refrigerants to in the past that have had needs similar to mine in terms of volume and refrigerant type?
What market do you have the most experience providing refrigerant to?
What is your client retention rate?
Why do clients choose not to renew contracts with your company?
Can you provide me with contact information for recent clients that had refrigerant needs similar to mine? May I contact these references to ask about their experiences?
Who will my point-of-contact person be at your company, and what is their position?
Will my account be managed by a single employee, or will I work with various employees depending on my needs?
What licenses and certifications do your employees that sell and work with refrigerants hold?
What regular training do your employees receive, and how do they stay current on developments in the cold storage market?
Business Philosophy & Company Structure
How do you update your inventory of refrigerants to keep pace with the dynamic HVACR market?
What is your company's business philosophy, particularly regarding providing quality customer service to a firm in my market?
How do you track client satisfaction, and how do you address dissatisfied clients?
What trade associations or market groups do you belong to?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Refrigerants RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.
Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.
Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for refrigerants.
Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.
Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types and volumes of refrigerants with the appropriate level of temperature control.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the refrigerants they are offering.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.
Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Refrigerants supply chain?
Supply chain risk is considered moderate in the refrigerant market. Moderately risky second tier suppliers include oil refiners and natural gas processors. Their products are essential in the production of many of the organic chemicals used in refrigerant synthesis and blending. However, chemical manufacturers and wholesalers largely absorb significant fluctuations... Subscribe to learn more.