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NAICS Newsletter August 13, 2012

NAICS 541330

Engineering 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 Engineering 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 Engineering Services.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Engineering Services' industry, NAICS 541330. 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 FY08 through FY12 for NAICS 541330


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development, and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and systems. The assignments undertaken by these establishments may involve any of the following activities: provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, provision of technical services during the construction or installation phase, inspection and evaluation of engineering projects, and related services.

The description of NAICS 541330 is further broken out to include these additional specific topics:

  • Civil engineering services
  • Environmental engineering services
  • Construction engineering services
  • Mechanical engineering services
  • Engineers’ offices

The size standard associated with NAICS 541330 is $4.5 million (effective November 5, 2010), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average annual earnings do not exceed $4,500,000 for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 541330 for the period of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) through Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) was almost $103 billion. FY12 reported spending of $4.8 billion for services under NAICS 541330. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY08 through FY12.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 541330 FY08 through FY12

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Department of the Army was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY08 through FY12), with more than $32 billion in contract spending, comprising 31.6% of the market share for NAICS 541330. The Navy took the second spot, with $31.1 billion in reported spending for this period. The Air Force and NASA took third and fourth places, respectively, making up a combined market share of over 20% for all spending in NAICS 541330.

The FAA and FEMA spent $3.5 billion and $1.8 billion respectively during this time period with the rest of the top ten reporting spending just over $4 billion for NAICS 541330.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY08 through FY12 for NAICS 541330

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY08 through FY12. 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

The Boeing Company achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $9 billion in contract dollars for FY08 to FY12 and more than 11% of market share. Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC landed over $3.5 billion in contract dollars with Lockheed Martin Corporation earning roughly $3.3 billion. SAIC and Sverdrup Technology round out the top five with $3.3 and $2.7 billion, respectively. Two additional firms, Northgrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems and The MITRE, topped $2 billion in contracting dollars for this same time period.

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 541330 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY08 through FY12 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled almost $4 billion for FY08 through FY12. Arctic Slope Technical Services Inc takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $200 million for this period, or over 5% of market share. Bioengineering Arcadis LLC secured more than $129 million in contracting dollars for this time period. Two other firms in the top ten, SRS Technologies, & Chenega Federal Systems LLC, also exceeded $100 million in reported spending for NAICS 541330.

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 541330 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY08 through FY12 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


92% of contract spending reported for the FY08 through FY12 timeframe under NAICS 541330 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $95 billion. Contracts that did not indicate their acquisition strategy (which means they could represent any acquisition strategy) reported contract spending of more than $2.2 billion. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $2.7 billion. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $324 million, or about 0.3% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 541330 for FY08 through FY12

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY08 through FY12 period of $12.7 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Virginia, with $18 billion. California ($9.5 billion) and Maryland ($9.4 billion) took the second and third spots. Together, the top five states represent over 50% of market under NAICS 541330. Besides those in the top ten, an additional 10 states (South Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, & Washington) reported at least $1 billion for NAICS 541330 during this time period.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 541330 for FY08 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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