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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Vendor Qualification Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Vendor Qualification Services?

What is the average price of Vendor Qualification Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Vendor Qualification 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 Vendor Qualification 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 Vendor Qualification 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 Vendor Qualification 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 Vendor Qualification 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 ?

Vendor qualification services are provided by an estimated 1,095 suppliers. Among these suppliers, market share concentration is considered low, with the top four providers accounting for less than 30.0% of revenue. However, market share concentration has been increasing in the past three years due to acquisitions. For instance, Avetta and... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

IT Solutions

How does your software or cloud-based platform help buyers manage vendor information once it is sourced?

How do your features compare to those of competitors?

Should my organization’s needs change, how easily can features be added or eliminated?

What new features, if any, have you added in the past year? What features do clients commonly request?

What other software systems can your solution be integrated with?

What security features do you use to safeguard buyers' and contractors' sensitive information?

Quality Control

What are your procedures for monitoring the regulatory environment and compliance requirements in the industries you serve?

How often do you review vendors’ qualification status?

How do you ensure the accuracy of your research? What steps do you take to verify vendor-provided information?

In terms of usability, how do your software systems and cloud-based platforms compare to competitors’?


For requests of this magnitude, how many staff members do you typically assign to work on the campaign from start to finish?

How long do projects of this size typically take to turn around?

If the organization requires vendor qualification for a larger list of vendors in the future, how capable are you of filling the larger request?

How many different industries are you capable of providing services to? Which of these industries have you served in the past?

Customer Support

Do you provide dedicated account managers? How many clients does each manager typically look after?

Should your software or cloud-based systems present any issues, how quickly can technical support staff be reached? How can we contact them?

How long does is typically take to resolve bugs or system malfunctions?

How often do you communicate with clients during the vendor onboarding stage? What updates do you offer throughout the campaign?

What is the size of your typical client? How does size impact the way accounts get managed?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their total budget for the vendor qualification services, if relevant.

Buyers should state their desired schedule for payments.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their research methods.

Buyers should give preference to suppliers that employ highly qualified professionals with relevant industry expertise.

Buyers should consider reviews and client testimonials from providers’ past clients.

Buyers should evaluate usability if sourcing from providers that offer software systems or cloud-based platforms along with their services.

For additional selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and any other relevant dates, such as demonstration dates.

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

Buyers should include the date by which the services must be complete.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the vendor qualification services market is low overall. This low level of supply chain risk aids buyer power by affording market providers stability and lowering the risk of service disruptions or price swings stemming from supply chain issues. Low supply chain risk can be attributed to... Subscribe to learn more.