Quality & Safety Inspection Services in the US - Procurement Research Report


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Quality & Safety Inspection Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of quality and safety inspection services. These services are used to ensure compliance with government regulations and voluntary industry standards pertaining to performance, safety and the environment. Suppliers perform tests and inspections to identify potential problems with products, equipment or assets (e.g. buildings or infrastructure). Buyers in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and mining sectors commonly purchase this market’s services. The primary suppliers in this market are known as testing, inspection and certification (TIC) companies.


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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