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NAICS Newsletter December 16, 2013

NAICS 517110

Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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 Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Wired Telecommunications Carriers' industry, NAICS 517110. 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 517110


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating and/or providing access to transmission facilities and infrastructure that they own and/or lease for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and video using wired telecommunications networks. Transmission facilities may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies. Establishments in this industry use the wired telecommunications network facilities that they operate to provide a variety of services, such as wired telephony services, including VoIP services; wired (cable) audio and video programming distribution; and wired broadband Internet services. By exception, establishments providing satellite television distribution services using facilities and infrastructure that they operate are included in this industry.

The size standard associated with NAICS 517110 is 1,500 employees (effective January 7, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their total number of employees do not exceed 1,500 for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 517110 for the period of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) through Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) was $17 billion. Current FY14 reported spending is $82 million for services under NAICS 517110. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY10 through FY14.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 517110 FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The army was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY10 through FY14), with more than $6 billion in contract spending, comprising over 35% of the market share for NAICS 517110. The Air Force, DISA, and Navy each exceeded $1 billion in spending, with a combined market share of 42%. The remaining agencies in the top 10, NASA, the Federal Acquisition Service, VA, IRS, CDC, and the Federal Technology Service, accounted for a combined spending of $2.4 billion (13% market share).

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 517110

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

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $1.8 billion in contract dollars for FY10 to FY14 and more than 10.5% of market share. GTSI Corporation, World Wide Technology, Inc, and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc each exceeded $1 billion, combining for 23.9% of market share. All remaining firms in the top 10, A T and T Corporation, MCI Communications Services, Inc, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Iron Bow Technologies, LLC, Science Applications International Corporation, and CDW Government Inc, each exceeded $500 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 be reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 517110 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 $1.4 billion for FY10 through FY14. Abacus Technology Corporation takes the top spot, with reported spending of almost $400 million for this period, 28% of market share. Dynetics Inc, SI International Incorporated, and Indyne Incorporated each exceeded $100 million in earnings, totaling a combined 37% in market share. The remaining firms in the top 10, STG Inc, Tribalco, LLC, Truestone, LLC, Cordev Corporation, GC&E Systems Group, Inc, and GSTEK Inc, accounted for a combined total earning of $271 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 517110 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


87% of contract spending reported for the FY10 through FY14 timeframe under NAICS 517110 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $15 billion. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $1.2 billion. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was $1 billion, or about 6% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 517110 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 $17 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Virginia, with $8 billion, accounting for a substantial 46% of total market share. No other states exceeded $1 billion, with the remaining states in the top 10, Massachusetts, Maryland, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, and Missouri, combining for only $5 billion.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 517110 for FY10 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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