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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

What is the average price of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. 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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

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 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 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 among UAV suppliers is high. An estimated 72 suppliers operate in the United States, but the top four suppliers account for more than 50.0% of market revenue. In fact, SZ DJI Technology accounts for about 70.0% of market revenue itself. High market share concentration harms buyer power... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


By what methods do you stay informed about ongoing regulatory change?

How have you adjusted to new regulations in the market and how have additional compliance costs been handled?

How has increasing regulation changed your pricing and how will it do so over the life of the proposed agreement?

How do you ensure that your customers are aware of any changes in regulations that might impact them?


Does this product come with a warranty?

What do your warranties cover?

How are warranty repairs or replacements handled?

Are there any instances or circumstances that will void the warranty that I should be aware of?

Can I purchase an extended warranty?

Product Lines

Do you offer any complementary products or services with the purchase of this machinery?

What additional related products or services do you offer separate from the purchase of this equipment?

What kind of discounts do you offer for specific types of units or brands?

What promotional deals exist for bulk buyers and those seeking product bundles?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award.

Buyers should explain the schedule with which payments will be made.

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for UAVs, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have direct experience providing the kind of UAVs they are seeking.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because doing so can cut down on transportation costs and simplify communication.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide due dates for any ongoing maintenance work.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service.

Buyers should list the expected start and finish dates once a prospective supplier is chosen.

Buyers should include a due date for proposals.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for UAVs is medium, which limits buyer power because supply chain risks give buyers less flexibility on pricing. The majority of supply chain risk comes from suppliers' reliance on nonferrous metals, such as aluminum. UAVs must be able to withstand high levels of turbulence and gravitational... Subscribe to learn more.