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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Water Treatment Chemicals
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Water Treatment Chemicals?

What is the average price of Water Treatment Chemicals?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Water Treatment Chemicals. 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 Treatment Chemicals 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 Treatment Chemicals 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 Treatment Chemicals?

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 Treatment Chemicals 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 suppliers is medium, whereby the top four suppliers account for between 30.0% and 40.0% of total market revenue. The market is made up of more than 750 water treatment chemical suppliers that are categorized as large, midsize and small manufacturers and wholesalers. Although barriers to entry... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Market Knowledge

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?

Inventory Control

Is your reordering process electronic? If not, how do orders get placed?

What is your usual inventory level for these water treatment chemicals?

How much product do you currently have in stock?

How long will it take you to get a product that is not in stock?


How do you win and retain business?

How long have you provided product to your longest-tenured client?

What is your reputation like among competitors and customers and how have you developed it?

What sets your chemicals apart from your competitors' products?

Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the maximum budget for the contract.

Buyers should dictate how and when price increases must be communicated.

Buyers should detail their policies for submitting invoices.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should prioritize suppliers that offer the most competitive prices.

Buyers should give preference to suppliers that are conveniently located near their facilities or can otherwise reduce shipping costs.

Buyers should consider suppliers that have a strong track record of passing inspections and delivering water treatment chemicals without any defects.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate the timeline for evaluating potential vendors, including the deadline by which questions must be submitted and the deadline for placing bids.

Buyers must indicate the date when award information will be available.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of supply chain risk associated with water treatment chemicals. The greatest risk that water treatment chemical suppliers face comes from changes in input costs. Because purchases account for more than one-third of suppliers' revenue, changes in the prices of major input materials, such as inorganic... Subscribe to learn more.