Air Quality Monitoring Services Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Air quality monitoring services are highly specialized, requiring customized solutions for each buyer; the high level of customization required makes it difficult for buyers to find a pool of suppliers that can meet all the requirements for their specific operations, while maintaining a high level of quality. 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 Air Quality Monitoring Services in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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Air quality monitoring service prices will continue to rise in the next three years as demand continues to strengthen from the industrial, energy and construction sectors

Air quality monitoring has a buyer power score of 2.7 out of 5. This score represents strong buying power stemming from a low market share concentration and low price volatility. “However, buyer power is limited by the high level of specialization associated with this service and the lack of available substitutes to buyers,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Ian Buchanan.

The market for air quality monitoring services is primarily composed of small to medium-scale suppliers that operate regionally, contributing to high levels of competition among suppliers. The higher competition increases the pressure on suppliers to offer flexible pricing to avoid being undercut by competitors. As such, buyers gain negotiation power. However, air quality monitoring services are highly specialized, requiring customized solutions for each buyer. Additionally, these services require extensive knowledge and special equipment to be able to collect and analyze data accurately. The high level of customization required makes it difficult for buyers to find a pool of suppliers that can meet all the requirements for their specific operations, while maintaining a high level of quality. By limiting the number of suppliers to choose from, the high level of specialization contributes to weakened buyer power. Furthermore, local and federal regulations are strict regarding the quality of air and the levels of pollution that a business generates, making air quality monitoring services a necessary service to avoid environmental damage and legal repercussions. As a result, buyers have a lack of practical substitutes to choose from when seeking methods of monitoring their levels of air pollution. “Knowing this, suppliers gain pricing leverage and buyer power is reduced,” says Buchanan.

Although buyers are negatively affected by the expanding price, prices for air quality monitoring services are estimated to have a low level of volatility over the three years to 2014. This low volatility is beneficial to buyers because it indicates a low risk in experiencing extreme price fluctuations, allowing buyers to make more accurate cost estimations and budgets during this period. Major vendors include Bureau Veritas, CH2M Hill, Intertek Group PLC and AECOM. 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 footprint measurement, compliance management, and emissions measurement and characterization. Air quality monitoring services are commonly conducted for businesses in the mining, manufacturing, oil and natural gas industries. Air pollution protection, abatement, remediation services and indoor air quality monitoring are excluded from this report, as is consumer product chemical emissions testing.
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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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