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NAICS Newsletter August 16, 2016

NAICS 237310

Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

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 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.


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 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction' industry, NAICS 237310. 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 237310

WHAT IS NAICS 237310?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of highways (including elevated), streets, roads, airport runways, public sidewalks, or bridges. The work performed may include new work, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repairs. Specialty trade contractors are included in this group if they are engaged in activities primarily related to highway, street, and bridge construction (e.g., installing guardrails on highways).

Illustrative Examples:

Airport runway construction

Highway line painting

Causeway construction

Painting traffic lanes or parking lot lines

Culverts, highway, road, and street, construction

Pothole filling, highway, road, street, or bridge

Elevated highway construction

Resurfacing, highway, road, street, or bridge

Guardrail construction

Sign erection, highway, road, street, or bridge

Cross References:

Constructing tunnels--are classified in Industry 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction;

Highway lighting and signal installation--are classified in Industry 238210, Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors;

Painting bridges--are classified in Industry 238320, Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; and

Constructing parking lots, private driveways, sidewalks, or erecting billboards--are classified in Industry 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors.

The size standard associated with NAICS 237310 is $36.5 million (effective January 1, 2012), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings did not exceed $36.5 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 237310 for the period of Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) through Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) was approximately $5.2 billion. Current FY16 reported spending is $553 million for services under NAICS 237310. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY12 through FY16.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 237310 FY12 through FY16

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Department of Defense was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY12 through FY16) with $2.3 billion in contract spending, comprising 43.7% of the market for NAICS 237310. The Federal Highway Administration took the second spot with $2 billion in contract dollars and 39% of the market. The Forest Service took the third spot with $324 million in contract dollars and 6.3% of the market, while the National Park Service ($157 million) and the Agency for International Development ($115 million) also bought over $100 million of requirements each. The Bureau of Indian Affairs ($79 million) and the Department of Veterans Affairs ($52 million) accounted for 1.5% and 1% of the market, respectively. The Bureau of Land Management ($44 million), the Public Buildings Service ($27 million), and the Bureau of Reclamation ($20 million) each held between 0.3% and 0.9% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies accounted for 98.4% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY12 through FY16 for NAICS 237310

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 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

Core Tech-Amec-Skec earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $186 million in contract dollars and 4.53% market share for FY12 to FY16. Cherry Hill Construction took the second spot with $103 million in contract spending and 2.5% market share. American Civil Constructors ($96 million), The Lane Construction Corporation ($96 million), and Eagle Peak Rock and Paving ($90 million) also saw over $90 million in contract dollars, while Granite Construction Company ($87 million), DCK-ECC Pacific Guam ($79 million), and H K Contractors ($78 million) all saw over $75 million in contract dollars. Corman-Wagman (JV) ($74.8 million) took 1.8% market share, and Mashriq Engineering Construction Company ($66 million) took 1.6% market share. Together, the top ten companies comprised under a quarter of the market, or 23.3%.

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 237310 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 approximately $1.5 billion for FY12 through FY16. JE Hurley Construction had the largest stake with $39 million in contract spending and 2.6% market share, while Meridian Contracting ($36 million) took the second spot with 2.3% market share. Rocky Mountain Excavating ($31 million), MRM Construction Services ($25 million), Alutiiq Manufacturing ($22 million), Victor Corporation ($21 million), and Bell Contracting ($21 million) all saw over $20 million in contract dollars, and together comprised almost 8% market share. Command Performance Constructors ($17 million), Trend Construction ($17 million), and Estes Brothers Construction ($16 million) each earned over 1% market share, posting 1.12%, 1.11%, and 1.08%, respectively.

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 237310 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY12 through FY16 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

61.1% of contract spending reported for the FY12 through FY16 timeframe under NAICS 237310 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $383.8 million in contract dollars. Small businesses were the second largest sector, taking $943 million in contract dollars and 18.2% of the market. Procurements sole-sourced to 8(a) companies accounted for 9.8% of the market and $508 million in spending, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 3.5% of the market with $180 million contract dollars. HUBZone small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and Buy Indian set asides took 4.6%, 2%, and 0.6% of the market, respectively.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 237310 for FY12 through FY16

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 FY12 through FY16 period of $150 million.

California had the highest total reported contract spending with $583 million, or 11.2% market share. Virginia came in second with $436 million in contract dollars and 8.4% market share. Guam took the third spot with $279 million in spending and 5.4% market share. Colorado and Hawaii also saw over $225 million in contract spending with $277 million and $228 million, respectively, while New Mexico ($219 million) and Arizona ($204 million) both saw over $200 million in contract dollars. Washington ($191 million), Wyoming ($189 million), and North Carolina ($187 million) rounded out the top ten with 3.68%, 3.64%, and 3.6% market share. Together, these ten states represented 53.8% of the market. 5.4% of requirements under NAICS 237310 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 237310 for FY12 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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