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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Traffic Control Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Traffic Control Services?

What is the average price of Traffic Control Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Traffic Control 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 Traffic Control 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 Traffic Control 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 Traffic Control 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 Traffic Control 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 ?

Concentration within the traffic control services market is low, with the top four providers comprising less than 30.0% of the market, primarily due to low barriers to entry and the localized nature of operations. Ease of entry into the market allows a greater number of suppliers to start their own... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

What is your client renewal or repeat business rate?

If you encounter issues or your client is not satisfied, what steps do you take to address the issue?

What are the most common complaints you receive? How have you addressed them?

Do you offer 24/7 services?

Value-Added Services

Do you offer training services for traffic controllers?

Do you aid buyers in ensuring all governmental regulations are met? How do you stay up to date on those regulations?

What other services do you offer?

Are there discounts for bundling services?


What is your average response time when emergency service is needed?

For regularly scheduled service, how long will it take you to get to my work site?

Is there a project manager responsible for maintaining the timeliness and budget for this project? Will this person be accessible?

What recourse do I have if you are late to my work site or do not arrive prepared?

What contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your employees and clients resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic? How will these plans impact your ability to provide their services in a timely manner?

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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 circumstance payment dates will be altered.

Selection Criteria

All buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing services within their area of coverage.

All buyers should look for suppliers with a comprehensive list and description of all traffic control equipment.

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.

Project Schedule

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?

The risk of input price shocks or discontinuity of service due to supply chain problems is moderate in the traffic control services market. Suppliers purchase traffic control supplies such as signs, cones and barricades, along with trucks for transportation, sign mounting and variable message signs. These goods are provided in... Subscribe to learn more.