NAICS Code 561320 - Temporary Help Services - epipeline Industry Report

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NAICS Newsletter January 29, 2013

NAICS 561320

Temporary Help 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 the Temporary Help Services industry.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Temporary Help Services' industry, NAICS 561320. 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 FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 561320


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in supplying workers to clients' businesses for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of the client. The individuals provided are employees of the temporary help service establishment. However, these establishments do not provide direct supervision of their employees at the clients' work sites.

The size standard associated with NAICS 561320 is $25.5 million (effective July 22, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings do not exceed $25.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 561320 for the period of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) through Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) was $2,6 billion. Current FY14 reported spending is $109 million for services under NAICS 561320. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY10 through FY14.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 561320 FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The National Institutes of Health was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY10 through FY14), with more than $640 million in contract spending, comprising over 24% of the market share for NAICS 561320. The Department of Veterans Affairs came in a very close second with $630 million in spending. The remaining Agencies in the top five, Indian Health Services, Navy, and Army each exceeded $150 million, combining for 19% of market share. Every remaining Agency in the top 10, Office of Asst Secretary for Health, Department of State, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Forest Service, and Air Force, all exceeded $40 million in spending..

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 561320

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY10 through FY14. 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

Kelly Home Care Services Inc achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $607 million in contract dollars for FY10 to FY14 and nearly 28% of market share. Medical Doctor Associates, LLC came in second with $113 million, receiving 5% of market share. Five additional firms exceeded $50 million, Staff Care Incorporated, National Associates, Inc, Medical Staffing Network, and Spectrum Security Services Inc.

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 561320 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $707 million for FY10 through FY14. Jamison Professional Services takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $25 million for this period, 3.6% of market share. Career Managmenet Assoc of IOW and Quantell Incorporated each exceeded $20 million in earnings, totaling a combined 6.3% in market share. Every other firm in the top 10, Coastal Management Solutions, Symtech Corporation, San Diego Personnel and Employment Agency Incorporated, Biomedical Personnel Services, and Logistics Support Incorporated, all exceeded $10 million in reported spending for NAICS 561320.

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 561320 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


64% of contract spending reported for the FY10 through FY14 timeframe under NAICS 561320 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $1.6 million. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $528 million. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $397 million, or about 15% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 561320 for FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY10 through FY14 period of $2.6 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Michigan, with $22.8 million. District of Columbia ($268 million) and California ($237 million) took the second and third spots. Together, the top three states represent over 42% of market under NAICS 561320. Four additional states (Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Georgia) reported at least $100 million for NAICS 561320 during this time period.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 561320 for FY10 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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