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NAICS Newsletter December 7, 2015

NAICS 541310

Architectural 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 purchasing Architectural Services.

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 Architectural Services.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Architectural Services' industry, NAICS 541310. 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 541310


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing residential, institutional, leisure, commercial, and industrial buildings and structures by applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes, and building materials.

Cross References:

Planning and designing the development of land areas--are classified in Industry 541320, Landscape Architectural Services; and

Both the design and construction of buildings, highways, or other structures or in managing construction projects--are classified in Sector 23, Construction, according to the type of project.

The size standard associated with NAICS 541310 is $7.5 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 $7.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 541310 for the period of Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) through Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) was $3.1 billion. Current FY16 reported spending is $16 million for services under NAICS 541310. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY12 through FY16.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 541310 FY12 through FY16

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Department of Veterans Affairs was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY12 through FY16) with $863 million in contract spending, comprising 27.6% of the market for NAICS 541310. The State Department took the second spot with $435 million in contract dollars and 13.9% of the market. The Army ($358 million) and the GSA’s Public Buildings Service ($333 million) also bought over $300 million with 11.5% and 10.7% market share, while NASA ($180 million) and the Navy ($135 million) bought over $100 million with 5.8% and 4.3% market share. The National Park Service ($90 million), the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration ($81 million), the Smithsonian Institution ($78 million), and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center ($64 million) all reported between 2% and 2.9% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies represented a sizeable majority, 83.8%, of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY12 through FY16 for NAICS 541310

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

HDR Engineering earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $71.3 million in contract dollars and 3.1% market share for FY12 to FY16. SmithGroup MidAtlantic and Johns Hopkins University both earned 2.48% market share and $57.4 million in contract spending. Jacobs Engineering Group ($56.6 million) and NBAF Design Partnership ($55.8 million) came in fourth and fifth with 2.44% and 2.41% market share. Parsons Infrastructure & Tech ($54 million), AECOM Technical Services ($53.3 million), and Einhorn, Yaffee & Prescott ($52.3 million) each also earned above 2% market share. Skidmore Ownings and Merrill ($44.6 million) and Morphosis Architects ($44.3 million) rounded out the top ten with 1.92% and 1.91% market share. Together, the top ten companies comprised under one-quarter (23.6%) 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 541310 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 $575 million for FY12 through FY16. Mesan-Martinez Joint Venture had the largest market share at 4%, or $23.1 million in contract dollars. CFR Engineering Consultant ($15.5 million), AE Works ($13.3 million), and Miller-Remick ($12.4 million) also posted over 2% market share with 2.7%, 2.3%, and 2.2%, respectively. Toland Mizell Molnar ($11.4 million), Atriax ($10.5 million), and Ernest Bland Associates ($10.3 million) all earned over $10 million in contract spending. Finishing out the top ten, Oculus ($9.9 million), Harrell, Saltrick & Hopper ($9.6 million), and BES Design/Build ($9.1 million) each held between 1.5% and 1.75% 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 541310 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY12 through FY16 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


75.3% of contract spending reported for the FY12 through FY16 timeframe under NAICS 541310 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $2.4 billion in contract dollars. Small businesses were the second largest sector, making up 12.6% of the market and taking $394 million in contract dollars. Requirements set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses made up 5.9% of the market, while requirements set aside partially for small businesses made up 1.9% of the market. 8(a) sole source requirements accounted for 1.6% of the market and $49 million in spending, and competitive 8(a) requirements took 1% of the market with $31million contract dollars. 0.2% of requirements reported no clear set aside; all other strategies accounted for 1.58% of the marketplace.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 541310 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.

California had the highest total reported contract spending with $378 million, or 12.1% market share. Washington, D.C. came in second with $266 million in contract dollars and 8.5% market share, while New York took the third spot with $232 million in spending and 7.4% market share. Virginia ($217 million) and Maryland ($195 million) rounded out the top five with 6.96% and 6.24% market share, respectively. Georgia ($129 million), Florida ($115 million), and Texas ($112 million) also saw over $100 million in contract dollars. Pennsylvania ($98 million) and Oregon ($89 million) held 3.2% and 2.8% market share. Together, the top ten states represented a little over half (58.7%) of the market. 7.95% of requirements under NAICS 541310 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 541310 for FY12 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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