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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Septic Tanks
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Septic Tanks?

What is the average price of Septic Tanks?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Septic Tanks. 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 Septic Tanks 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 Septic Tanks 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 Septic Tanks?

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 Septic Tanks 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 septic tank market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 30.0% of total revenue. Market share concentration among suppliers has been stable in the past three years and is projected to remain so in the three years to 2022.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supplier Size

What size and type of buyer does your company typically supply septic tanks to?

How experienced is your company with supplying the type and specifications of septic tanks I require?

Do you have multiple locations? If so, which location would be providing the septic tank to my site?

How do your other product lines help buyers of septic tanks satisfy other procurement needs?

Supply Chain Risk

How many suppliers do you source from?

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

How often do you evaluate your upstream supplier's prices to ensure they are still competitive?

How has your production cost changed during the past three years?

How do input price fluctuations affect your clients?

What do you do to mitigate increases in production costs?

What are the criteria for picking the manufacturers or suppliers you partner with?


What standards do you use to measure the reliability and quality of your septic tanks?

What is the life expectancy of your septic tanks?

How often is maintenance required?

Have you ever delivered a product that did not meet the quality standards of the buyer? If so, how did you rectify the situation?

How do you select the brands you carry?


What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?

Do you have multiple distribution centers? Where are your distribution centers located?

What is the most cost-effective shipping method?

What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?

Have you had issues in the past year regarding late shipments? How did you rectify the issues?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers can state the amount of the contract.

Buyers should provide preferred terms of the contract, including length, installation and maintenance.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report to determine about how much they should pay for septic tanks.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should take into account the experience of a vendor and their reputation in the market.

Buyers should ensure that a supplier can meet the septic tank specifications required, including material requirements, number of manholes and more.

Buyers should evaluate the level of service and support they expect to receive as ongoing maintenance is a crucial aspect of keeping septic tanks running properly.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the timeline of all important RFP dates.

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

Buyers should dictate the payment schedule and delivery dates for septic tanks.

For buyers sourcing installation services through the septic tank vendor, a timeline for installation should be included as well.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is moderate in the septic tank market. Although supply chain issues are unlikely to affect the availability of the main components or raw materials needed to produce septic tanks, they may impact the price buyers ultimately pay for the product. First and second tier suppliers provide manufacturers... Subscribe to learn more.