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Vendor Qualification Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Vendor Qualification Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to aid buyers of vendor qualification services. Providers of these services assist buyers with pre-qualifying third-party vendors based on buyers’ requirements regarding insurance, certification, safety compliance and more. Market services help expedite vendor sourcing by eliminating unqualified vendors up front. Vendor qualification is required of agencies in the public sector that face procurement regulations. In addition, private companies develop vendor standards as a means of quality control. As a result, key buyers are government agencies, healthcare providers, utility companies and oil and gas companies. Suppliers are software providers and consulting firms. This report excludes vendor management software, talent management and staffing.


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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