September 29, 2005


epipeline's Eye on "Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services," NAICS 541690


As the Business Development Manager responsible for creating the business plan for your company, it can be very challenging to gain a perspective of opportunities over the several years; and from that, determine the specific opportunities to pursue.

This week we are going to look at the "Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services" industry, as represented under NAICS 541690. To understand this NAICS code better, epipeline has asked the following questions:
 

  1. Who issues the contracts?
  2. Who wins the contracts?


NAICS 541690 is used when the contract requires advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on scientific and technical issues. This does not include environmental issues, which falls under NAICS 541620.


This NAICS was
previously represented by two different Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, 0781, 7819, 8748, and 8999. They are described below, as they relate to this specific NAICS:

        SIC 0781: Horticultural consulting services

        SIC 7819 Motion picture consulting services

        SIC 8748: Business Consulting Services

o       Agricultural consulting services

o       Agrology consulting services

o       Agronomy consulting services

o       Biological consulting services

o       Dairy herd consulting services

o       Economic consulting services

o       Energy consulting services

o       Hydrology consulting services

o       Livestock breeding consulting services

o       Radio consulting services

o       Safety consulting services

o       Security consulting services

        SIC 8999: Services

o       Chemical consulting services

o       Entomology consulting services

o       Geochemical consulting services

o       Nuclear energy consulting services

o       Physics consulting services


Who issues the contracts?


The Department of Energy is the largest buyer of services under NAICS 541690, with almost $500 Million in contract spending during fiscal year 2004. This equated to a 37% market share. They also held the largest market share during the period of FY01 through FY03, with over 50%. The Department of Defense, United States Army, and the Department of Health and Human Services round out the top five. These five departments comprise almost 80% of NAICS 541690 spending in FY04 - over $1.3 Billion. The chart below illustrates spending for the top 5 agencies under NAICS 541690 for FY04.


Market Share of Top 5 Agencies Under NAICS 541690

Source: FPDS information from epipeline's strategic partner, Eagle Eye.


Who wins the contracts?


The table below lists the top 20 Parent companies, including their FY04 contract dollars as well as their market share. For comparison, a column is included to show the change from the previous fiscal year. Several companies changed their rank from one year to the next or were not even ranked in FY03.


There was quite a bit of shuffling from FY03 to FY04, though Bechtel National Inc. retained their top spot, with a almost 38% of the market share in FY04 and over $500 Million in contract dollars under this NAICS code -- over $400 Million more than the next closest company. That $400 Million can be directly tied to their Energy contract, the Management and Operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). This contract is scheduled to expire next month, and award is expected to be announced soon (see epipeline program code NTS M&O. Note, this follow-on actually uses NAICS 561210, Facility Support Services, instead of NAICS 541690).

 

Market Share

FY04 Rank

Top 20 Companies  For NAICS 541690

FY03 Rank

Company

FY2004 Spending

Market Share FY04

1

1

Bechtel National Inc

 $506,383,093.00

37.943%

2

3

Lockheed Martin Corp

 $  81,761,407.44

6.1263%

3

**

Alion Science And Technology

 $  56,544,043.00

4.2368%

4

4

Westat Inc

 $  34,027,950.00

2.5497%

5

12

Northrop Grumman Corp.

 $  28,357,458.50

2.1248%

6

11

Raytheon Co.

 $  25,212,822.00

1.8892%

7

**

Utah State University

 $  19,473,476.43

1.4591%

8

6

Science Applications Intl Corp

 $  16,969,290.00

1.2715%

9

**

Titan Corporation, The

 $  15,898,924.00

1.1913%

10

14

American Rgistry Of Pathology

 $  15,593,501.00

1.1684%

11

10

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

 $  13,637,286.00

1.0218%

12

18

Johnson Bassin & Shaw

 $  12,600,393.00

0.9441%

13

**

L-3 Communications Holdings

 $  11,233,800.00

0.8417%

14

65

Raven L Goldbelt L C

 $  10,529,042.21

0.7889%

15

70

Constella Group, Inc

 $    9,953,158.00

0.7458%

16

31

ABT Associates Inc

 $    9,633,778.00

0.7219%

17

34

Xontech Inc

 $    8,851,799.00

0.6633%

18

**

Wackenhut S.A.

 $    8,736,701.00

0.6546%

19

49

SRA International, Inc.

 $    8,317,366.83

0.6232%

20

19

NORESCO Llc

 $    8,244,448.00

0.6178%

**These firms' rank in FY03 was either over 100 or not listed.

Source: FPDS information from epipeline's strategic partner, Eagle Eye.


epipeline's application contains many opportunities which are identified by this NAICS code. To learn more about the NAICS 541690 opportunities or other opportunities that epipeline is tracking today; try the following search in the epipeline application:

 

Find "NAICS 541690, Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services" Opportunities

 

1. Status - Select Pre-RFP;

2. NAICS Code(s) - Type 541690 (or, try using the SIC field, with 8748);

3. Click the Search Button (or hit the enter key on your keyboard).

 
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