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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Urban Design Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Urban Design Services?

What is the average price of Urban Design Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Urban Design 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 Urban Design 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 Urban Design 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 Urban Design 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 Urban Design 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 Urban Design Services?

In 2018, ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 4,500 firms providing urban design services in the United States. Collectively, the top four firms account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue, indicating a low level of concentration. Urban design requires low up-front capital investment and minimal operating expenses. Thus,... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Outsourcing

What outside consultants or contractors are you planning on involving in the project? How will their involvement affect the price and timing of our project?

What criteria do you use to select your outside vendors?

How often do you use the same vendors?

What role do you allow your clients to play in the selection of the outside vendors you use?

Pricing

What is the reasoning behind the pricing model you plan to apply to my project? Would you consider applying any other pricing models to my project?

Are there any additional charges I should be aware of that are not included in your price that will be incurred throughout the design process?

How much do I have to pay up front? What type of cancellation clause does your proposal include should either party decide it necessary to cancel the contract?

What factors could potentially increase the initial price quote? What steps can be taken to ensure that the price does not increase?

Project Management

How many project managers and designers will be assigned to our project?

What criteria do you use to assign project managers and designers to each project?

Who in the firm will we be dealing with directly? Is it the same person who will be designing and managing the project?

How many different projects are the average project manager and designer assigned to at once? Can you describe the process you use to establish priorities between projects?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Urban Design Services RFP include?

Project Budget

All buyers should specify the total budget for the project.

All buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

All buyers should establish the price to be paid for additional work including overtime.

All buyers should have a plan in place for selecting a supplier in the event of a tie bid.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of services desired and that have the ability to service multiple projects, if necessary.

Buyers should look for suppliers with experience servicing or creating urban designs that are similar in size and complexity.

Buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.

Buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a proposal duration suggesting when vendors are required to submit their project bids.

Buyers should include the date when the award will be announced.

Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should be aware of.

Buyers should include the intended duration of the service contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Urban Design Services supply chain?

The upstream supply chain for urban design services poses minimal risk to suppliers. Strong demand for computers and software ensures stability within the computer manufacturing and wholesale markets, while robust competition from substitutes (i.e. tablet computers) limits the risk of price shocks from these vendors. Meanwhile, a wide range of... Subscribe to learn more.

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