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NAICS Newsletter March 15, 2012

NAICS 336611

Ship Building and Repairing

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 the Ship Building and Repairing industry.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Ship Building and Repairing' industry, NAICS 336611. 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 336611

WHAT IS NAICS 336611?

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating a shipyard. Shipyards are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment capable of building a ship, defined as watercraft typically suitable or intended for other than personal or recreational use. Activities of shipyards include the construction of ships, their repair, conversion and alteration, the production of prefabricated ship and barge sections, and specialized services, such as ship scaling.

Illustrative Examples:

Barge building

Cargo ship building

Drilling and production platforms, floating, oil and gas, building

Passenger ship building

Submarine building

The size standard associated with NAICS 336611 is 1,000 employees (effective November 5, 2010), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average number of employees does not exceed 1,000 for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 336611 for the period of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) through Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) was $64.9 billion. Current FY13 reported spending is $115 million for services under NAICS 336611. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY09 through FY13.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 336611 FY09 through FY13

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Navy was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY09 through FY13), with more than $61 billion in contract spending, comprising 94% of the market share for NAICS 336611. The only other Agency to exceed $1 billion was the Coast Guard with $2.6 billion, 4% of the market share. Three other agencies, the Army, NOAA, and Defense Contract Management Agency, exceeded $100 million, making just over 1% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY09 through FY13 for NAICS 336611

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 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

Electric Boat achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $13 billion in contract dollars for FY09 to FY13 and more than 20% of market share. Two additional firms, Newport News Shipbuilding and Bath Iron Works, exceeded $5 billion (combined 25% market share). Every other firm in the top 10, National Steel and Shipbuilding, Austal USA LLC, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Norfolk Shipbuilding Drydock, Bechtel Plant Machinary, and Southwest Marine, exceeded $1 billion.

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 336611 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 $2.1 billion for FY09 through FY13. VSE Corporation takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $602 million for this period, or over 28% of market share. Todd Shipyards Corporation, Puglia Engineering Inc, Cascade General Inc all each exceeded $75 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 reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 336611 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY09 through FY13 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

96% of contract spending reported for the FY09 through FY13 timeframe under NAICS 336611 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $62 billion. Small business set aside procurements accounted for 3% of the market, with almost $2 billion in spending. All other procurements with reported strategies were under $100 million.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 336611 for FY09 through FY13

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 FY09 through FY13 period of $64.9 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Virginia, with $13.9 billion. One additional state, Connecticut, exceeded $13 billion. All 8 remaining states in the top 10, Mississippi, Main, California, Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, & Washington, exceeded $1 billion. The top 10 states make up 92% of the market share.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 336611 for FY09 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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