Electrical Engineering Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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Buyers of electrical engineering services benefit from a highly fragmented market, low supply chain and vendor financial risks, and low price volatility. 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 Electrical Engineering Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Growth in industrial development and nonresidential construction will bolster demand for electrical engineering services.

Electrical engineering services have a buyer power score of 3.3 out of 5. This score reflects moderately favorable conditions for the buyer, despite high specialization and switching costs, a lack of substitutes and growing demand negatively impacting buyer power. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Erick Delgado, “Buyers of these services benefit from a highly fragmented market, low supply chain and vendor financial risks and low price volatility.”

A highly fragmented market has encouraged price-based competition among suppliers, which has been beneficial for buyers' negotiating power. Most providers are nonemployers or small design firms, which compete primarily on price, and there are few large companies that are inflexible in price during negotiations due to brand equity. The low market share concentration gives buyers several options to choose from when purchasing electrical engineering services. In the three years to 2014, the recovering US economy has led to overall renewed demand for construction and related activities, which, in turn, has fueled an upward trend in fees for electrical engineering services. The need for electrical engineering services is anticipated to grow during the three years to 2017 due to strengthened demand from downstream industrial development and construction markets, as well as greater access to credit for businesses. “As a result, service fees are expected to continue rising during this period,” says Delgado.

Because electrical engineers provide services across several industries, demand driver volatility has been low. Thus, overall demand for electrical engineering services has remained stable, and buyers have not experienced a significant risk of sudden price shifts. Low price volatility promotes a stable purchasing environment for buyers by allowing them to accurately budget and evaluate service fees over time. Moreover, the diversification of services across several markets has led to low vendor financial risk. As such, buyers can expect to be more secure in planning extensive building projects over the next three years. The three largest vendors in the market are CH2M Hill, Tetra Tech, and Stantec.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of electrical engineering services. Suppliers of electrical engineering services help buyers with high, medium and low voltage power distribution, facilities electrical systems design, lighting design, building systems controls, standby power applications, power systems analysis and evaluations of electrical safety code compliance, among other services. This report excludes electronics engineering and computer engineering 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

About IBISWorld Inc.
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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