IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Utility Locating Services procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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Utility Locating Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of utility locating services has been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 1.5%. During this period, demand for utility locating services has been rising substantially on the back of greater construction activity. However, rapid supplier entry into the market has placed pressure on suppliers to keep prices competitive, even in the face of rising...


Utility Locating Services - Total Cost of Ownership

Typically, there are a few hidden costs associated with procuring utility locating services. As such, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is low on average, accounting for less than 50.0% of the benchmark purchase price. The low TCO is primarily due to the fact that most of the costs associated with providing the service are already factored into the initial price.The addition of digging and...


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About this Report

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 and utility companies.

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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