Air Quality Monitoring Services Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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The price of air quality monitoring services has increased during the past three years as wage costs rose and demand from construction and manufacturing industries recovered. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Air Quality Monitoring Services to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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The price of air quality monitoring services will continue to rise during the three years to 2016 as building construction strengthens and increases demand further.

Air quality monitoring services have a buyer power score of 2.8, indicating a medium level of negotiating power for buyers. Buyers benefit from low levels of volatility in both the price of this service and the drivers that influence that price. “Buyers also benefit from low market share concentration, which engenders competition among vendors for the buyer's business,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Natalie Everett. “Detracting from the buyer's negotiating power are factors that include the service's high level of specialization and the resulting limited availability of substitutes, and high switching costs.”

Of the estimated 1,500 air quality monitoring service providers in this market, the top four generate about 15.0% of the market's revenue. Major vendors in the market include Leidos Inc., AECOM, CH2M Hill and SGS International Inc. The remaining firms are by and large small businesses with limited services that cater to specific buyers' needs, such as those operating in the aerospace or mining industries. These small firms compete with one another for business, which benefits buyers. Further, though prices have increased during the past three years, they have increased at a steady rate with low volatility. This characteristic makes it easier for the buyer to estimate how much this service will cost them in the coming years. This pricing trend also indicates that prices will likely continue to rise, in case the buyer is considering a multi-year contract to save money.

“Air quality monitoring is highly technical and specialized,” adds Everett. “As a result, the only viable substitute to seeking out a service provider is to develop an in-house unit to conduct air quality monitoring.” This can be costly to undertake, as the procurement of specialized equipment and attracting skilled personnel from reputable firms may be difficult without a financial incentive. Further, switching vendors can be time-consuming, as each monitoring station has a unique climate, pollutants to measure for and other unique characteristics. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Air Quality Monitoring Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of air quality monitoring services. Suppliers of these services test outdoor ambient air using a variety of air analysis equipment. Specific services include ambient air quality monitoring, atmospheric and dispersion modeling, carbon footprinting, compliance management, emissions measurement and characterization. Air quality monitoring services are typically conducted for businesses in industries such as mining and oil and gas, where workers are exposed to chemicals and other hazards. Air pollution protection, abatement, remediation services and indoor air quality monitoring are excluded from this report, as is consumer product chemical emissions testing.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

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IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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