Environmental Planning Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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The growing field of environmental planning services offers many options for buyers, with service providers competing strongly for their business, particularly on smaller projects; most firms specialize in the unique challenges of their immediate geographical area or specialize in other activities than environmental planning service. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Environmental Planning Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Prices for environmental planning services have increased slightly during the past three years as demand from construction has increased and business sentiment has improved.

The environmental planning services market has a buyer power score of 3.3, indicating a medium to high level of negotiating power for the buyer. “Buyers benefit from stable prices, low market share concentration and a low risk of vendor bankruptcy,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Pierre Dessertenne. Factors that diminish buyers' negotiating power include the low availability of substitute services and a high degree of specialization in this field.
Environmental planning is a relatively new service, having risen in prominence since the 1970s, when the National Environmental Protection Act was enacted. Today, there are more than 12,000 firms providing these services across the United States. Popular services include environmental site assessments (ESAs), which evaluate the environmental liability level of property prior to its sale, and environmental impact assessments, which evaluate the environmental liability of a proposed project and proposed mitigation of that liability. Most environmental assessments are simple documents quantifying common concerns about a property, its history and its proposed use. “These are relatively inexpensive; however, larger projects on sensitive land can provide challenging environmental dilemmas that require skilled workers, so these services come at a much greater cost,” Dessertenne says. Consequently, large projects tend to limit a buyer's negotiating power during the RFP process compared to small projects where suppliers are numerous and competing aggressively. Because environmental assessments are often mandatory for a project, buyers have no choice but to contract out for this service or fulfill the need in-house.

The growing field of environmental planning services offers many options for buyers, with service providers competing strongly for their business, particularly on smaller projects. AECOM, ARCADIS N.V., TRC Companies, Inc. and URS Corporation are the top four firms in the market. Small local firms are familiar with the area's topography and history and know the relevant business and government leaders they must work with to complete the project. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Environmental Planning Services procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of environmental planning services. Providers assist buyers with environmental planning services such as environmental site assessments (ESAs), environmental impact reviews (EIRs) and reports, urban development, forest conservation, marine conservation, natural resources management and environmental institution building planning services.

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 http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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