NAICS Code 611710 - Educational Support Services - epipeline Industry Report

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NAICS Newsletter September 17, 2013

NAICS 611710

Educational Support 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 Educational Support 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 Educational Support Services.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Educational Support Services' industry, NAICS 611710. 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 FY09 through FY13 for NAICS 611710


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing noninstructional services that support educational processes or systems.

The description of NAICS 611710 is further broken out to include these additional specific topics:

  • Educational consultants
  • Educational testing services
  • Educational guidance counseling services
  • Student exchange programs
  • Educational testing evaluation services

The size standard associated with NAICS 611710 is $14.0 million (effective January 7, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings do not exceed $14.0 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 611710 for the period of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) through Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) was $2.8 billion. Current FY13 reported spending is $337 million for services under NAICS 611710. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY09 through FY13.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 611710 FY09 through FY13

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Department of Education was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY09 through FY13), with more than $680 million in contract spending, comprising 23.8% of the market share for NAICS 611710. The Army and Navy took the second and third spots, with $555 million, and $412 in reported spending for this period, combining for over 33% of total spending. The TSA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and USAID also exceeded $100 million, making up a combined $583 million in total spending.

The Department of State, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and FEMA were the last Agencies to exceed $50 million for NAICS 611710 .

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY09 through FY13 for NAICS 611710

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY09 through FY13. 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

Lockheed Martin Corporation achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $253 million in contract dollars for FY09 to FY13 and more than 10% of market share. International Business Machine, and A-T Solutions, Inc each exceeded $100 million, combining for 10.1% of market share. All remaining firms in the top 10, Mathematica Policy Research, Education Development Center, General Fynamics Information Technology, Computing Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Educational Testing Services, each exceeded $50 million.

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 611710 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY09 through FY13 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $282 million for FY09 through FY13. Beacon Associates Inc takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $31 million for this period, 11.3% of market share. M E S Incorporated & Axseum Solutions LLC each exceeded $20 million in earnings, totaling a combined 15.9% in market share. Synergy Enterprises Incorporated was the last contractor to exceed $10 million. Six other firms in the top ten, Specialized Products Company, Avant Assessment LLC, Quality Information Partners Inc, Paragon Tec, Inc, & Eclipse Business Group. Inc, all exceeded $5 million in reported spending for NAICS 611710.

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 611710 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY09 through FY13 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


88.4% of contract spending reported for the FY09 through FY13 timeframe under NAICS 611710 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $2.5 million. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $177 million. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $151 million, or about 5.3% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 611710 for FY09 through FY13

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY09 through FY13 period of $2.8 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Virginia, with $753 million. The District of Columbia ($384 million) and Maryland ($285 million) took the second and third spots. Together, the top five states represent almost 60% of market under NAICS 611710. Six of the top ten states (Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, California, New Jersey, & Florida) reported at least $100 million for NAICS 611710 during this time period.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 611710 for FY09 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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