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NAICS Newsletter June 20, 2017

NAICS 541990

All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Government Contract and Procurement Analysis Report

Report Summary

This report, offered by epipeline, contains a brief analysis of the Federal government's procurement practices with regards to purchasing All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.


You will find information on the top federal government agencies that purchase these services, as well as their procurement strategy (i.e. full and open competition, set-asides and more). Finally, there is a review of the top companies that are awarded federal government contracts for All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services' industry, NAICS 541990. epipeline's Contract History Plus* provides you with a broad context and several perspectives that enable you to develop the best positioning and strategy for your company to more effectively compete for government contracts. The following graph illustrates one such perspective: the top Government departments/agencies buying these services over the last four fiscal years.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY13 through FY17 for NAICS 541990

WHAT IS NAICS 541990?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the provision of professional, scientific, or technical services (except legal services; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and related services; architectural, engineering, and related services; specialized design services; computer systems design and related services; management, scientific, and technical consulting services; scientific research and development services; advertising, public relations, and related services; market research and public opinion polling; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; and veterinary services).

Illustrative Examples:

Appraisal (except real estate) services

Marine surveyor (i.e., appraiser) services

Arbitration and conciliation services (except by lawyer, attorney, or paralegal offices)

Patent broker services (i.e., patent marketing services)

Commodity inspector services

Pipeline or power line inspection (i.e., visual) services

Consumer credit counseling services

Weather forecasting services

Handwriting analysis services

Cross References:

Providing legal services--are classified in Industry Group 5411, Legal Services;

Providing accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services--are classified in Industry Group 5412, Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services;

Providing architectural, engineering, and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5413, Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services;

Providing specialized design services--are classified in Industry Group 5414, Specialized Design Services;

Providing computer systems design and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5415, Computer Systems Design and Related Services;

Providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services--are classified in Industry Group 5416, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services;

Providing scientific research and development services--are classified in Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services;

Providing advertising and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5418, Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services;

Providing marketing research and public opinion polling--are classified in Industry 541910, Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling;

Providing photographic services--are classified in Industry 54192, Photographic Services;

Providing translation and interpretation services--are classified in Industry 541930, Translation and Interpretation Services;

Providing veterinary services--are classified in Industry 541940, Veterinary Services; and

Providing real estate appraisal services--are classified in Industry 531320, Offices of Real Estate Appraisers.

The size standard associated with NAICS 541990 is $15 million (effective January 1, 2012), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings did not exceed $15 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 541990 for the period of Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) through Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) was approximately $30.4 billion. Current FY17 reported spending is $2.9 billion for services under NAICS 541990. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY13 through FY17.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 541990 FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The U.S. Agency for International Development was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY13 through FY17) with $8.3 billion in contract spending, comprising 27.2% of the market for NAICS 541990. The Department of Energy came in second place with $5.8 billion in contract dollars and 19% of the market, while the Air Force took the third spot with $4.1 billion in contract dollars and 13.4% of the market. The Army ($1.9 billion) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ($1.2 billion) also bought over $1 billion of requirements. The Navy ($911 million), National Institutes of Health ($765 million), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ($669 million), Centers for Disease Control ($642 million), and Veterans Affairs ($534 million) each held between 1.7% and 3% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies accounted for 81.4% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY13 through FY17 for NAICS 541990

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO WINS THE CONTRACTS?

The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY13 through FY17. The first chart represents the top 10 companies that were awarded their contracts under ANY type of competition, whether it was full and open, small business set-aside, sole-sourced, etc. This list primarily consists of large businesses. The second chart, however, lists the top 10 companies that won their contracts under RESTRICTED competition. Specifically, epipeline limited this to those contracts awarded under the acquisition strategies listed below. The contract dollars represented on this second chart may not include all contract dollars for the individual contractor.

  • 8(a) Competed
  • 8(a) Small Disadvantaged (SDB) set-aside
  • 8(a) sole-source
  • SDB set-aside
  • SDB, 8(a) with HUBZone
  • Combination HUBZone and 8(a)
  • HUBZone set-aside
  • HUBZone sole-source
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside
  • SDVOSB sole-source
  • Emerging Small Business set-aside
  • Very Small Business set-aside
  • Reserved for Small Businesses ($2501 to $100,000)
  • Total Small Business set-aside

Battelle Energy Alliance earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $3.82 billion in contract dollars and 14.7% market share for FY13 to FY17. Massachusetts Institute of Technology held the second spot with 8.6% market share and $2.2 billion in contract dollars. The Mitre Corporation ($1.98 billion), Oak Ridge Associated Universities ($1.23 billion), Chemonics International ($1.2 billion), JSI Telecom ($1.11 billion), Brookhaven Science Associates ($1.02 billion), and Development Alternatives ($1.01 billion) also saw over $1 billion in contract spending each. Battelle Memorial Institute and ARD rounded out the top ten with $638 million and $619 million in contract dollars, respectively. Together, the top ten companies comprised over half of the market, or 57.4%.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not be reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 541990 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY13 through FY17 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled approximately $2.04 billion for FY13 through FY17. Rolling Bay took the top spot with $114.6 million in contract dollars and 5.6% market share. DIGITALiBiz ($84.4 million) and IHRC ($56.9 million) also earned over $50 million in contract dollars with 4.1% and 2.8% market share, respectively. Ocean Associates saw $48.4 million in contract spending and 2.4% market share, while Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions saw $47.5 million in contract spending and 2.3% market share. Eagle Medical Services ($40.6 million), Cherokee Nation Technologies ($39.8 million), Intelligence, Communications, and Engineering ($36.4 million), Primus Solutions ($32 million), Quasars ($31 million), and The Arcanum Group ($30.5 million) each held between 1.5% and 2% market share.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 541990 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY13 through FY17 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

90.8% of contract spending reported for the FY13 through FY17 timeframe under NAICS 541990 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $27.7 billion in contract dollars. Small businesses were the second largest sector, taking $906 million in contract dollars and 3% of the market. Procurements sole-sourced to 8(a) companies took 2.9% of the market and $886 million in spending, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 2.1% of the market with $630 million contract dollars. Contracts sole-sourced to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses accounted for $110 million in contract dollars, while veteran set asides accounted for $94 million in contract dollars. Partial small business set asides posted $67 million in spending with 0.22% of the market. All other acquisition strategies accounted for 0.2% market share, and 0.1% of requirements did not report a set aside.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 541990 for FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHERE ARE THESE CONTRACTS PERFORMED?

These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY13 through FY17 period of $30.4 billion.

Virginia had the highest total reported contract spending with $4.1 billion, or 13.5% market share. Massachusetts came in second with $3.9 billion in contract dollars and 13% market share, while Idaho took the third spot with $3.8 billion in contract dollars and 12.6% market share. Maryland ($1.9 billion), Washington, D.C. ($1.9 billion), and Tennessee ($1.4 billion) each also saw over $1 billion in contract dollars. New York ($904 million), California ($498 million), North Carolina ($461 million), and Texas ($427 million) rounded out the top ten with 3%, 1.6%, 1.5%, and 1.4% market share, respectively. Taken together, these ten states represented 63.8% of the market. 27.1% of requirements under NAICS 541990 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 541990 for FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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