IBISWorld’s General Contractor Services procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of General Contractor Services to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

General Contractor Services - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of general contractor services has increased an estimated 1.3 percentage points. This substantial rise in prices has largely resulted from a strong resurgence in construction activity, which has in turn been supported by low interest rates.The value of construction has been rising strongly in the past three years, partly fueled by low interest rates,...


General Contractor Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for general contractor services is medium. However, TCO varies according to the general contractor’s role in a project. For example, general contractors are increasingly participating in the design stages of construction projects to provide budget and schedule estimates. The expertise of a general contractor is paramount in improving the productivity and...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of general contractor services. General contractors oversee the entirety of a commercial, industrial or residential construction project. During a job, general contractors are responsible for providing all materials, labor and equipment, and managing the job's completion. Service providers are often responsible for assessing a project site and determining the cost of performing the desired work. If necessary, general contractors are also responsible for subcontracting and managing specialized work, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical projects. This report excludes program management services.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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