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Utility Locating Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Utility Locating Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of utility locating services. Suppliers in this market assess a job site before an excavation project begins to determine where utility lines are located. Services include assessment of utility lines for natural gas, telecommunications, electricity, fiber optics, water, sewage, traffic lights and other utility equipment both underground and underwater. Vendors also specialize in safety management and typically work directly with construction crews in the early stages of excavation projects. Utility locating services are also used for utility infrastructure maintenance activities and oil and gas production activities. This report does not include general consulting services for energy or utility 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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