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NAICS Newsletter November 4, 2015

NAICS 236210

Industrial Building Construction

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 Industrial Building Construction.

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 Industrial Building Construction.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Industrial Building Construction' industry, NAICS 236210. 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 FY12 through FY16 for NAICS 236210


This industry comprises establishments primarily responsible for the construction (including new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs) of industrial buildings (except warehouses). The construction of selected additional structures, whose production processes are similar to those for industrial buildings (e.g., incinerators, cement plants, blast furnaces, and similar nonbuilding structures), is included in this industry. Included in this industry are industrial building general contractors, industrial building for-sale builders, industrial building design-build firms, and industrial building construction management firms.

Illustrative Examples:

Assembly plant construction

Furnace, industrial plant, construction

Cannery construction

Mine loading and discharging station construction

Cement plant construction

Paper or pulp mill construction

Chemical plant (except petrochemical) construction

Pharmaceutical manufacturing plant construction

Factory construction

Steel mill construction

Food processing plant construction

Waste disposal plant (except sewage treatment) construction

Cross References:

Constructing oil refineries and petrochemical plants--are classified in Industry 237120, Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, and pumping stations for water and sewer systems--are classified in Industry 237110, Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing power generation plants (except hydroelectric)--are classified in Industry 237130, Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing industrial warehouses--are classified in Industry 236220, Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; and

Performing specialized construction work on industrial buildings, generally on a subcontract basis--are classified in Subsector 238, Specialty Trade Contractors.

The size standard associated with NAICS 236210 is $36.5 million (effective January 1, 2012), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings do not exceed $36.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 236210 for the period of Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) through Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) was $2.86 billion. Current FY16 reported spending is $703,073 for services under NAICS 236210. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY12 through FY16.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 236210 FY12 through FY16

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Department of Energy was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY12 through FY16) with $507 million in contract spending, comprising 17.8% of the market for NAICS 236210. The Army was also a large procurer with $485 million in contract dollars and 17% of the market. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Management ($420 million) also bought over $400 million with 14.7% market share. The U.S. Coast Guard ($345 million) took the fourth spot with 12.1% market share, while NASA ($267 million) rounded out the top five with 9.4% market share. The Navy ($227 million) and the National Park Service ($127 million) each spent over $100 million with 4.4% and 8% market share, respectively. The Air Force ($60 million), the FAA ($58 million), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ($54 million) all reported between 1.8% and 2.2% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies represented a large majority, 89.2%, of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY12 through FY16 for NAICS 236210

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY12 through FY16. 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

Parsons Infrastructure & Tech earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $507 million in contract dollars and 18.4% market share for FY12 to FY16. Emergent Manufacturing Operations Baltimore ($183 million) and Texas A&M University System ($177 million) came in second and third with 6.7% and 6.4% market share. C3 took the fourth spot with $129 million in contract dollars and 4.7% market share, while Perini Corporation ($81 million) rounded out the top five. Harry Pepper & Associates ($29 million), CCI Solutions ($78 million), Clark/Bell, A Joint Venture ($65 million), Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics ($60 million), and Healtheon ($50 million) each earned between 1.8% and 2.9% market share. Together, the top ten spots comprised just over half (51.6%) of the market.

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 236210 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY12 through FY16 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $999 million for FY12 through FY16. Healtheon had the largest market share at 5.1%, or $50 million in contract dollars. Vetco Contracting Services ($39 million), BCP Construction of HI ($36 million), and Black Horse Group ($35 million) also posted over $30 million in contract dollars with over 3% market share each, while Recco ($27 million), D Square & Au Authum Ki ($23 million), and ANC Northern JV ($22 million) posted over $20 million in contract dollars with over 2% market share each. Finishing out the top ten, DWG & Associates, Dal Construction, and Advanced Technology Construction Corporation each held 1.97% market share, with $19.7 million, $19.68 million, and $19.67 million in contract dollars, respectively.

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 236210 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY12 through FY16 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


45.4% of contract spending reported for the FY12 through FY5 timeframe under NAICS 236210 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $1.3 billion in contract dollars. HUBZone businesses were the second largest sector, making up 8.3% of the market and taking $238 million in contract dollars. Requirements set aside for small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses made up 7.8% and 7.5% of the market, respectively. 8(a) sole source requirements accounted for 7.6% of the market and $216 million in spending, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 5% of the market with $143 million contract dollars. 17.8% of requirements reported no clear set aside; all other strategies accounted for .87% of the marketplace.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 236210 for FY12 through FY16

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY12 through FY16 period of $150 million.

South Carolina had the highest total reported contract spending with $510 million, or 17.9% market share. Mississippi came in second with $187 million in contract dollars and 6.5% market share, while New York took the third spot with $182 million in spending and 6.4% market share. Maryland ($129 million), Alabama ($121 million), Florida ($108 million), and California ($100 million) each saw over $100 million in contracts with 4.5%, 4.2%, 3.8%, and 3.5% market share, respectively. Hawaii ($99 million) and Virginia ($96 million) were close behind with 3.5% and 3.4% market share. Arizona rounded out the top ten with $70 million in contract dollars and 2.5% market share. Together, the top ten states represented just over half (56.1%) of the market. 19.2% of requirements under NAICS 236210 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 236210 for FY12 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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