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NAICS Newsletter May 20, 2013

NAICS 541512

Computer Systems Design Services

Government Contract and Procurement Analysis Report

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This report, offered by epipeline, contains a brief analysis of the Federal government's procurement practices with regards to the Computer Systems Design Services industry.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Computer Systems Design Services' industry, NAICS 541512. 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 541512

WHAT IS NAICS 541512?

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

The size standard associated with NAICS 541512 is $25 million (effective November 5, 2010), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average annual earnings does not exceed $25.5 for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 541512 for the period of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) through Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) was $42.2 billion. Current FY13 reported spending is $3.4 billion for services under NAICS 541512. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY09 through FY13.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 541512 FY09 through FY13

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Federal Acquisition Service was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY09 through FY13), with more than $4.1 billion in contract spending, comprising almost 10% of the market share for NAICS 541512. Two other agencies, the Army and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, each topped $3 billion, with the top three agencies having a combined market share of over 25%. Four other agencies, the Federal Technology Services, the Navy, and IRS exceeded $2 billion, making up almost 25% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY09 through FY13 for NAICS 541512

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

Lockheed Martin Corporation achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $3.1 billion in contract dollars for FY09 to FY13 and more than 8% of market share. Seven additional firms, SAIC, Systems Research and Applications, Boozallen and Hamilton Incl, Lockheed Martin Technology Ser, Harris Investments of Delaware, Computer Scienes, and Litton Systems INC, exceeded $1 billion (combined 29% 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 be reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 541512 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 $4.7 billion for FY09 through FY13. Catapult Technology LTD takes the top spot, with reported spending of almost $200 million for this period, or over 4% of market share. Advanced Systems Development Inc, Digital Management Inc, Phacil Inc, Information Innovators Inc, Actionet Inc, Solers Inc, and Diversified Global Partners JV LLC all each exceeded $100 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 541512 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY09 through FY13 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

77% of contract spending reported for the FY09 through FY13 timeframe under NAICS 541512 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $32 billion. Small business set aside procurements accounted for 5% of the market, with $2.4 billion in spending. All other procurements with reported strategies were almost $7 billion.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 541512 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 $42.2 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Virginia, with $11.8 billion. Four additional states, Maryland, District of Columbia, Florida, and Colorado, exceeded $1 billion. All five remaining states in the top 10, California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, and Missouri, exceeded $700 million. The top 10 states make up 81% of the market share.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 541512 for FY09 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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