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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Respiratory Protection Equipment
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Respiratory Protection Equipment?

What is the average price of Respiratory Protection Equipment?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Respiratory Protection Equipment. 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 Respiratory Protection Equipment 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 Respiratory Protection Equipment 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 Respiratory Protection Equipment?

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 Respiratory Protection Equipment 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 Respiratory Protection Equipment?

The respiratory protection equipment market consists of about 552 suppliers, including manufacturers and wholesalers, and exhibits a moderate level of market share concentration. The top three market giants (3M, MSA Safety and Honeywell) have strongholds on market revenue. High start-up costs and wait times for regulatory approval are the key... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

Do you provide technical assistance? If so, what are the fees?

How long does it usually take to receive a product?

Do you charge any shipping and handling fees? Do you have a minimum order amount?

What other additional charges do you impose? What type of warranty do you provide on your equipment, and how long does it last?

What are your return and exchange policies?

What are the benefits of working with your company compared with other suppliers?

Production Costs

How readily available are your products or equipment parts?

Do you offshore your production overseas? If so, which countries do you offshore your production activities to?

Do you offer ongoing staff training and development?

How do you address the rising cost of raw materials? How does volatility in raw material prices affect the prices that buyers pay?

How do you achieve efficiency in your operations (e.g. maximizing fuel efficiency in service delivery)?

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

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Respiratory Protection Equipment RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide a maximum budget for all respiratory protection equipment items including delivery and any other applicable total ownership costs.

Buyers should break down their budget by the maximum cost per item.

For help creating a budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor with a timely proposal submission while meeting all outlined quality and budget requirements.

Buyers should select a financially stable vendor who can reliably deliver respiratory protection equipment throughout the duration of the contract.

Buyers should have clear selection criteria outlining their prioritized quality and pricing factors. For help with selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify all key dates in the RFP process and include when final bid awards will be announced.

Buyers should also specify when all goods will be delivered by.

If the buyer is making recurring respiratory protective equipment purchases, they should specify the frequency of these purchases.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Respiratory Protection Equipment supply chain?

The supply chain for respiratory protection equipment carries a moderate level of risk, which lessens buyer power. The greatest risk that suppliers face is associated with fluctuations in input costs. Because purchases make up the largest share of suppliers' revenue, changes in the prices of major raw materials, such as... Subscribe to learn more.