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NAICS Newsletter June 11, 2015

NAICS 493110

General Warehousing and Storage

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 General Warehousing and Storage.


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 General Warehousing and Storage.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'General Warehousing and Storage' industry, NAICS 493110. 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 FY11 through FY15 for NAICS 493110

WHAT IS NAICS 493110?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating merchandise warehousing and storage facilities. These establishments generally handle goods in containers, such as boxes, barrels, and/or drums, using equipment, such as forklifts, pallets, and racks. They are not specialized in handling bulk products of any particular type, size, or quantity of goods or products.

Cross References:

Renting or leasing space for self storage--are classified in Industry 531130, Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units; and

Selling in combination with handling and/or distributing goods to other wholesale or retail establishments--are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade.

The size standard associated with NAICS 493110 is $27.5 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 $27.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 493110 for the period of Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) through Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) was $1.16 billion. Current FY15 reported spending is $63.9 million for services under NAICS 493110. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY11 through FY15.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 493110 FY11 through FY15

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Defense Logistics Agency was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY11 through FY15) with $414.5 million in contract spending, comprising 35.8% of the market for NAICS 493110. Departmental Offices took the second spot with 11.1% market share and $128.3 million in contract dollars. The Air Force ($89.2 million, 7.7% market share), Farm Service Agency ($64.6 million, 5.6% market share), and the Army ($51.4 million, 4.4% market share) each spent over $50 million. NASA ($41 million), the Navy ($40 million), and the State Department ($39.1 million) each reported between 3.3% and 3.6% market share. U.S. Customs and Border Protection ($33.7 million) and USAID ($33.5 million) rounded out the top ten. Overall, the top ten agencies represented 80.8% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY11 through FY15 for NAICS 493110

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 FY11 through FY15. 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

URS Federal Services, Inc. achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $87 million in contract dollars and 7.3% market share for FY11 to FY15. VSE Corporation took the second spot with $84 million in contract spending and 7.1% market share, and KGL Logistics took the third spot with $79 million in contract spending and 6.7 % market share. $76.3 million (6.5% market share) went to Al Raha Group for Technical Services (RGTS). Rounding out the top five, EG&G Technical Services, Inc. posted $62.9 million in contract dollars and 5.3 % market share. In the bottom half of the top ten, The Travis Association for the Blind ($49.8 million), Genco Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. ($43.4 million), L&M Technologies, Inc. ($41 million), Rod Robertson Enterprises, Inc. ($33.5 million), and Wolverine Services, LLC ($ 33 million) each earned between 2.8% and 5.3 % market share. Together, the top ten spots comprised over half (52.3%) 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 493110 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY11 through FY15 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled $350 million for FY11 through FY15. Five of the top ten small businesses, L&M Technologies, Inc. ($41 million), Rod Robertson Enterprises, Inc. ($33.5 million), Patricio Enterprises, Inc. ($21.4 million), GBS, LLC ($21.2 million), and Prepak Systems, Inc. ($14.4 million). Wolverine Services, LLC also earned over $14 million in contract dollars with 4 % market share. Goldbelt Wolf, LLC ($11.9 million) and Life Science Logistics, LLC ($10.8 million) both reported over 3% market share, with 3.4% and 3.1 %, respectively. All Clear Business Solutions, LLC ($10.5 million) and KXS International, LLC ($9.6 million) finished up the top ten with 3% and 2.8 % 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 493110 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY11 through FY15 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

70.3% of contract spending reported for the FY11 through FY5 timeframe under NAICS 493110 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $813.7 million in contract dollars. Procurements set aside for small businesses accounted for 12.6% of the market and $146 million in spending. Requirements sole sourced to 8(a) companies took 7.7% of the market with $89.2 million in contract dollars, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 6.6% of the market with $76.7 million contract dollars. Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses ($34.5 million) were the sixth largest sector, and HUB-Zone businesses ($369,297) were the seventh largest. All other strategies accounted for .05% of the marketplace.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 493110 for FY11 through FY15

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 FY11 through FY15 period of $150 million.

The state with the highest total of reported contract spending was Texas with $144 million, or 12.4% market share. The District of Columbia was a close second with $141.8 million in contract dollars and 12.2% market share. Virginia (10.7% market share) was the only other state to see over $100 million in contract dollars with $124.3 million. Rounding out the top five, California ($65.9 million) and Georgia ($57.2 million) reported 5.7% and 4.9% market share, respectively. Utah (4.6% market share) also saw over $50 million in contract dollars with $53.2 million. North Carolina ($34.5 million), Florida ($32.9 million), Missouri ($32.5 million), and Maryland ($28.3 million) each reported between 2% and 3% market share. Together, the top 10 states represented almost two-thirds, or 61.7%, of the market; over one-quarter, or 27.2% of requirements under NAICS 493110, did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 493110 for FY11 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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