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How much should I pay for Snow Removal Services?
What is the average price of Snow Removal Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Snow Removal 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 Snow Removal 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 Snow Removal 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 Snow Removal 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 Snow Removal Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
ProcurementIQ estimates that there are more than 150,000 suppliers of snow removal services operating in the United States, more than 70.0% of which are nonemployers. The top four suppliers make up less than 30.0% of total market revenue, which indicates a low level of market concentration. Low barriers to entry... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What level of insurance do you maintain? Is your insurance specifically for snow management?
Can you provide proof of your current level of insurance coverage?
How have increasing insurance costs affected your business in the past three years?
Do you require your employees to be on call 24 hours a day? If not, what is your crew's availability?
How has your financial strength changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, are you able to take on a long-term contract?
What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on your supply chain? How would this affect plowing rates?
Scope of Services
What additional services do you provide? What types of discounts are offered to buyers that bundle services?
Can you provide a list of prices for your added services?
If you do not provide a service that I need, can you recommend a supplier that can?
How much experience do you have in providing related services?
What safety measures do you currently have in place?
Do you follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines?
When was the last time you had a safety incident? How did you respond?
How have you improved safety during the past three years?
What protocols are in place to protect workers and limit the possibility of delayed lead times during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Municipal buyers should disclose from which part of their budget (or fund) service payments will be made.
All buyers should suggest the best method of billing.
All buyers should determine whether payments will be made after an audit.
All buyers should note under which circumstances payment will be withheld or under what circumstance payment dates will be altered.
All buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of services within their area of coverage.
All buyers should look for suppliers with a comprehensive list and description of all snow removal equipment and machinery.
All buyers should look at suppliers’ experience with regard to servicing areas, cities or businesses that are similar in size.
All buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.
All buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.
All buyers need to include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their proposals.
All buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.
All buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should take into account.
All buyers should include the duration of the service contract.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
Supply chain risk has been moderate in the snow removal service market during the three years to 2021. Vendors need few inputs to provide snow removal services; however, the price of rock salt is moderately unstable, which increases risk. As winter weather conditions worsen, rising demand for rock salt often... Subscribe to learn more.