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NAICS Newsletter March 18, 2014

NAICS 561612

Security Guards and Patrol 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 the Security Guards and Patrol Services industry.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Security Guards and Patrol Services' industry, NAICS 561612. 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 561612

WHAT IS NAICS 561612?

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing guard and patrol services, such as bodyguard, guard dog, and parking security services.

The size standard associated with NAICS 561612 is $19 million (effective July 22, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average payroll does not exceed $19 million for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 561612 for the period of Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) through Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) was $20 billion. Current FY14 reported spending is $1.6 billion for services under NAICS 561612. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY10 through FY14.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 561612 FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Office of Procurement Operations was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY10 through FY14), with more than $6.3 billion in contract spending, comprising over 31% of the market share for NAICS 561612. The Department of State, Army, US Marshals Service, and Department of Energy all exceeded $1 billion, combining for 47% of market share. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, NASA, and the TSA all exceeded $400 million. The remaining agencies of the top 10 were the Navy with $295 million in spending, and the FAA with $248 million.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 for NAICS 561612

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 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

Williams Scotsman Inc ($2 billion), Akal Security Inc ($1.3 billion), Paragon Systems Inc ($1.3 billion), and Triple Canopy Incorporated ($1.1 billion) achieved the top four rankings, with a combined market share of only 29%. All remaining firms of the top 10 exceeded $400 million, Security Consultants Group Inc, Coastal International Security, MCM Incorporated, Inter Con Security Systems Incorporated, Deco Inc, and Soc LLC. The top 10 combined for 51% of 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 561612 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 $2.7 billion for FY10 through FY14. Dell Marketing LLP takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $180 million for this period, 6.4% of market share. AHTNA Technical Services Inc, Chenega Security and Protection Services LLP, Williams Scotsman Inc, Ameriguard Security Services Inc, and Paragon Technical Services, all exceeded $100 million, totaling a combined 34% in market share. Every other firm in the top 10, E&A Protective Services-Bravo LLC, Office Furniture Rental Allian, and The Whitestone Group Inc, all exceeded $70 million in reported spending for NAICS 561612.

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 561612 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY10 through FY14 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

83.3% of contract spending reported for the FY10 through FY14 timeframe under NAICS 561612 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $16.9 billion. 8a set-aside contracts reported spending of over $1 billion. Small business set-aside contracts totaled $952 million. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $1.3 billion, or about 6.7% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 561612 for FY10 through FY14

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 FY10 through FY14 period of $20 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for the District of Columbia, with $2 billion. Texas ($1.4 billion), California ($1 billion), and Virginia ($1 billion) all exceeded $1 billion, combining for 27% of market share. All remaining states in the top 10 exceeded $3.6 billion.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 561612 for FY10 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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