Pipeline Integrity Management Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Pipeline Integrity Management Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of pipeline integrity management services. Providers of these services repair and prevent corrosion, inspect for cracks or leaks and perform maintenance as needed to maintain the integrity of pipelines designed to transport commodities (i.e. gas, oil or coal) from one location to another. Services can be purchased on an ad hoc basis, or buyers can enter a contract with a supplier to provide regularly scheduled assessments. This report excludes pipeline construction services.


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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