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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Safety Eyewear
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Safety Eyewear?

What is the average price of Safety Eyewear?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Safety Eyewear. 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 Safety Eyewear 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 Safety Eyewear 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 Safety Eyewear?

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 Safety Eyewear 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 ?

The safety eyewear market has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for about 45.0% of total revenue. The market is made up of about 752 suppliers. About 164 of these suppliers are manufacturers and 588 are distributors. A moderate level of market share... 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?

Supply Chain

How does an increase in raw material prices affect your business and me as a buyer?

Some of your inputs have shown volatility in the past. Do you have a plan for mitigating supply chain risk due to price fluctuations?

How do you assure the quality of your primary inputs?

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 regions across the globe?

Can you tell me about a time when there was a disruption in the supply chain? What did you do to fix it?


What types of industries are your products rated and approved for?

What steps do you take to assure that your products consistently satisfy OSHA requirements?

If a buyer finds a product to be defective, do you have replacement policies or guarantees?

What would you do if one of my employees was injured because a product purchased from you failed?

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?

Supplier Experience & Financial Health

How long have you been in the business of supplying safety eyewear?

Is your firm insured or bonded?

Are you now, or have you ever been, involved in a merger, acquisition or other divestment? How did this impact your business?

Do you have any long-term clients we could speak to as professional references? Can you describe their relationship with your company?

Additional Goods & Services

Which other goods and services do you supply that pertain to my business?

What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle safety eyewear with other related products you sell?

Does my price change if I buy from one location versus another?

How do you ship large orders?


What steps do you take to ensure delivery times are accurate and dependable?

In what conditions do you transport the product?

What is your return policy?

How does the quantity of my purchase affect delivery price? Can I save on delivery costs by bundling other goods?

What happens if the product is damaged during delivery?

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

Market Regulations

How have you dealt with regulatory changes in the past?

How does the performance of your products compare with the minimum OSHA requirements?

Do you take any steps to inform your clients of a pending regulatory change?

How do you keep up-to-date with the latest regulations pertaining to safety eyewear?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget, if one exists, and specify the number of units required.

Buyers should provide information about when payment will occur. For example, buyers should specify whether payment is awarded upon finalization of the contract or over a period of time.

Buyers can refer to the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that provide highly regarded safety eyewear in order to ensure the safety of their workers.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based upon the types of safety eyewear offered as well as the per-unit and overall pricing.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submissions and state when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a delivery date for the safety eyewear. If buyers want incremental, scheduled deliveries, a full breakdown of the repeat order delivery dates should be included.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The safety eyewear supply chain has a moderate level of risk of sudden price swings and supply disruptions. Suppliers are exposed to changes in the availability and prices of raw materials, such as polycarbonate, a thermoplastic that is the main component of safety eyewear. Plastics are mainly produced from petrochemicals,... Subscribe to learn more.