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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Street Sweeping Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Street Sweeping Services?

What is the average price of Street Sweeping Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Street Sweeping 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 Street Sweeping 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 Street Sweeping 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 Street Sweeping 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 Street Sweeping Services 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 ?

Market share concentration in the street sweeping service market is low, with more than 33,500 suppliers operating on a local and regional level. The top players within the market are medium-size vendors, which typically serve regional markets (i.e. Southeast and New England). These vendors increase revenue and market share by... 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?

Regulation

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?

Experience

How long have you been in the street sweeping business?

What is your renewal or repeat business rate for businesses in my industry? How does that compare to your overall rates?

What kind of training and qualifications do your employees possess? How does this set you apart from your competitors?

What kinds of areas, businesses or environments have you operated in that are similar to mine?

Equipment

What is the average age of your vehicle fleet?

What is the average life span of a street sweeping vehicle?

What is the size of your vehicle fleet?

What kind of maintenance and quality control standards do you employ to keep vehicles and equipment running smoothly?

Related Services

Do you offer any service guarantees?

What other related services do you offer (i.e. snow plowing, waste management)?

Is there a discount for bundling these services?

Will any work need to be subcontracted out? Will subcontracting add to the project's costs?

Reputation

How much of your business is based on referrals?

Can you provide me a list a references with contact information?

How do you win and maintain business?

How many of your customers are long-term, repeat customers?

How do you handle customer complaints?

Financial Health

What is your revenue history for the past five years?

How likely are you to be bought out or merged with another company over the next five years?

How do you win and maintain business given the fact that prices are rising and expected to continue to rise over the next three years?

From which industries or businesses do you generate the majority of your revenue?

How has your financial strength changed during the coronavirus pandemic? What is your capacity to take on a long-term service contract?

Supply Chain

How many different suppliers do you use? How long have you been in a supply agreement with them?

What protocols are in place to mitigate the effects of rising input costs?

What will happen to my rates if the price of gasoline or other inputs goes up?

How is volatility mitigated? Are you looking to expand or curtail operations accordingly?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

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 circumstances payment dates will be altered.

Selection Criteria

All buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of services desired and which has the ability to service their area of coverage.

All buyers should look for suppliers with a comprehensive list and description of the street sweeping vehicles.

All buyers should look for suppliers with experience 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.

Project Schedule

All buyers need to include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their proposal.

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 will need to be aware of.

All buyers should include the duration of the service contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of supply chain risk in the street sweeping services market, the majority of which stems from fluctuating gasoline prices. To power their fleets of street sweeping trucks, suppliers must purchase gasoline from wholesalers on a regular basis; however, gas prices are historically prone to dramatic... Subscribe to learn more.

HIGH

MEDIUM

LOW