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NAICS Newsletter December 9, 2016

NAICS 237990

Other Heavy and Civil Engineering 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 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering 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 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction' industry, NAICS 237990. 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 237990

WHAT IS NAICS 237990?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in heavy and engineering construction projects (excluding highway, street, bridge, and distribution line construction). The work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs. Specialty trade contractors are included in this group if they are engaged in activities primarily related to engineering construction projects (excluding highway, street, bridge, distribution line, oil and gas structure, and utilities building and structure construction). Construction projects involving water resources (e.g., dredging and land drainage), development of marine facilities, and projects involving open space improvement (e.g., parks and trails) are included in this industry.

Illustrative Examples:

Channel construction

Land drainage contractors

Dam construction

Marine construction

Dock construction

Microtunneling contractors

Dredging (e.g., canal, channel, ditch, waterway)

Nuclear waste disposal site construction

Earth retention system construction

Park ground and recreational open space improvement construction

Flood control project construction

Railroad construction

Golf course construction

Subway construction

Horizontal drilling (e.g., cable, pipeline, sewer installation)

Trenching, underwater

Hydroelectric generating station construction

Tunnel construction

Cross References:

Constructing water mains, sewers, and related structures--are classified in Industry 237110, Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing oil and gas pipelines and related structures--are classified in Industry 237120, Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing power and communication transmission lines and related structures--are classified in Industry 237130, Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction;

Constructing highways, streets, and bridges--are classified in Industry 237310, Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; and

Trenching (except underwater)--are classified in Industry 238910, Site Preparation Contractors.

The size standard associated with NAICS 237990 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 did not exceed $36.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 237990 for the period of Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) through Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) was approximately $9 billion. Current FY17 reported spending is $8,500 for services under NAICS 237990. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY13 through FY17.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 237990 FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Army was the largest procurer of these services, by far, for the last five fiscal years (FY13 through FY17) with $6.6 billion in contract spending, comprising 73.7% of the market for NAICS 237990. The Navy took the second spot with $451 million in contract dollars and 5% of the market, while the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation took the third spot with $440 in contract dollars and 4.9% of the market. The Department of Energy ($274 million) and Veterans Affairs ($271 million) also bought over $250 million of requirements. The National Park Service ($116 million), the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service ($108 million), the Air Force ($102 million), the Forest Service ($90 million), and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ($86 million) finished out the top ten with each holding between 0.9% and 1.3% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies accounted for 95.2% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY13 through FY17 for NAICS 237990

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

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with over $1 billion in contract dollars and 13.7% market share for FY13 to FY17. Manson Construction took the second spot with $368 million in contract spending and 4.8% market share, and Washington Group/Alberici JV took the third spot with $291 million and 3.8% market share. Kellogg Brown and Root ($246 million), SK Engineering and Construction ($220 million), Weels Marine ($212 million) finished out the top six with 3.2%, 2.9%, and 2.8% market share, respectively. Randolph Construction Services ($123 million), SES-Tech Global Solutions ($122 million), Andritz Hydro Corporation ($112 million), and Triton Marine Construction ($105 million) saw between 1% and 2% market share each. Together, the top ten companies comprised just over one-third of the market, or 37.2%.

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 237990 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 $2.2 billion for FY13 through FY17. The first two companies, Randolph Construction Services ($100 million) and SES-Tech Global Solutions ($75 million), also appeared on the unrestricted competition list. C & C Contractors ($61 million) took the third spot with 2.8% market share, while G & C Fab-Con ($58 million) took the fourth spot with 2.7% market share. Suulutaaq rounded out the top five with $52 million in contract dollars and 2.4% market share. Karen M. Spina ($33 million), Knight Construction and Supply ($30 million), Circle ($30 million) , Cottrell Contracting Corporation ($28 million), and BCI Construction USA ($28 million) each earned between 1.2% and 1.6% 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 237990 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY13 through FY17 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

71% of contract spending reported for the FY13 through FY17 timeframe under NAICS 237990 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $6.4 billion in contract dollars. Small businesses were the second largest sector, taking $1.6 billion in contract dollars and 18.1% of the market. Procurements sole-sourced to 8(a) companies accounted for 4.8% of the market and $434 million in spending, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 1.7% of the market with $152 million contract dollars. Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses posted $253 million in contract dollars, and HUBZone businesses posted $131 million in contract dollars. All other acquisition strategies accounted for under 0.1% market share each.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 237990 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 $9 billion.

Louisiana had the highest total reported contract spending with $765 million, or 8.5% market share. Florida came in second with $661 million in contract dollars and 7.3% market share. New Jersey, Illinois, and California also saw over $500 million in contract spending with $598 million, $566 million, and $546 million, respectively. Washington ($428 million) and Texas ($407 million) both saw over $400 million in contract dollars. New York ($316 million), Georgia ($232 million), and Pennsylvania ($229 million) rounded out the top ten with 3.5%, 2.6%, and 2.5% market share. Together, these ten states represented 52.7% of the market. 13.3% of requirements under NAICS 237990 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 237990 for FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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