Park Equipment in the US - Procurement Research Report

Park Equipment Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of park equipment. Park equipment, also referred to as park furnishings, includes furniture meant for outdoor use in public and private spaces. Park equipment is commonly constructed of metal, plastic and wood. Park equipment is often placed in natural areas, such as forest preserves or along hiking trails, and near recreational areas, such as aquatic and athletic centers. Types of park equipment include benches, tables, bike racks, trash receptacles, drinking fountains and bollards. This report excludes outdoor furniture intended for homes and businesses, playground equipment and park surfacing.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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