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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Water Hauling & Vacuum Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Water Hauling & Vacuum Services?

What is the average price of Water Hauling & Vacuum Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Water Hauling & Vacuum 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 Water Hauling & Vacuum 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 Water Hauling & Vacuum 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 Water Hauling & Vacuum 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 Water Hauling & Vacuum 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 is low for water hauling and vacuum services. The top four suppliers generate combined revenue of less than 20.0% of total market revenue in 2021. This market is fragmented because it mostly contains small suppliers that serve only their local market because the routes that suppliers use... 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?


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 & Reputation

How long have you provided water hauling and vacuum services and how long has your longest-tenured client been with you?

Who are your top five clients and how long have they been your clients?

What share of your business stems from projects similar to mine?

Have you had any major complaints from past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

Have you had any major spills or accidents during the past three years? How did you respond to them?

Have you established a COVID-19 preparedness plan in the event one of your workers contract the coronavirus?

Additional Services

What additional services can you provide that are relevant to my project?

How will efficiency at my site be improved by contracting your firm for additional services?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?

How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?


How have your service offerings changed in response to new regulations in the market?

How has increased regulation changed your pricing and how do you anticipate it will change in the future?

How do you stay informed about ongoing regulatory changes?

What certifications does your staff have and do you provide ongoing training sessions?

Size & Composition of Truck Fleet

What types of trucks comprise your fleet?

How many of each type do you have and what are their capacities?

Will you face problems with availability for any of these truck types during the term of my contract?

What truck types do you recommend for my project and how will these trucks lower costs and speed up water collection, transport and disposal?

What course of action will you take if a truck breaks down while you are providing service? How will such a breakage affect my costs?

Service Performance

What quality control measures do you have in place to ensure that work is performed to customers' specifications?

How do you balance quick transport times with maintaining maximum quality?

How do you collect feedback from clients?

What kind of guarantees can you provide for the quality of your work?

Are you currently experiencing any differences in demand due to the coronavirus outbreak? and how are you currently handling these changes?


What is your estimated trucking time for projects such as this one?

What conditions or problems could lengthen the duration of this project, and what is your plan for dealing with them if they arise?

What steps will you take to complete my project, and how much time will each step take?

Are you willing to place a maximum value on this contract to reduce my risk of a cost overrun?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should suggest the best method of billing.

Buyers should determine whether payments will be made after an audit.

Buyers should note under which circumstances payment will be withheld or under what circumstance payment dates will be altered.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers capable of providing the range of support services required.

Buyers should look at suppliers’ experience with regard to servicing businesses that are similar in size to the buyer

Buyers should look for suppliers with flexible schedules.

Buyers should look for suppliers with clearly defined pricing instructions.

For more information, buyers should look to the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to suggest dates for when vendors are required to submit their proposals, when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should include any benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers should take into account.

Buyers should include the duration of the service contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

This market's major upstream suppliers are considered moderately risky; thus, supply chain risk has been moderate during the past three years. Water hauling and vacuum service providers are highly exposed to fluctuations in the price of trucks, which are one of their main overhead costs. Truck manufacturers' pricing is responsive... Subscribe to learn more.