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NAICS Newsletter September 12, 2018

NAICS 488999

Support Activities to Transportation

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 Office Administrative 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 All Other Support Activities for Transportation.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the All Other Support Activities for Transportation, NAICS 488999. 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 FY14 through FY18 for NAICS 488999

WHAT IS NAICS 488999?

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing support activities to transportation (except for air transportation; rail transportation; water transportation; road transportation; freight transportation arrangement; and packing and crating)..

Cross References:

Holding the securities or financial assets of companies and enterprises for the purpose of controlling them and influencing their management decisions--are classified in U.S. Industry 551111, Offices of Bank Holding Companies or U.S. Industry 551112, Offices of Other Holding Companies;

Administering, overseeing, and managing other establishments of the company or enterprise (except government establishments)--are classified in U.S. Industry 551114, Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices;

Providing computer facilities management--are classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services;

Providing construction management--are classified in Sector 23, Construction, by type of construction project managed;

Providing farm management--are classified in U.S. Industry 115116, Farm Management Services;

Managing real property for others--are classified in Industry 53131, Real Estate Property Managers;

Providing food services management at institutional, governmental, commercial, or industrial locations--are classified in Industry 722310, Food Service Contractors;

Providing management advice without day-to-day management--are classified in Industry 54161, Management Consulting Services;

Providing both management and operating staff for the complete operation of a client's business, such as a hotel, restaurant, mine site, or hospital--are classified according to the industry of the establishment operated; and

Providing only one of the support services (e.g., accounting services) that establishments in this industry provide--are classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided.

The size standard associated with NAICS 488999 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 488999 for the period of Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) through Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) was $401 Million. Current FY18 reported spending is $15 million for services under NAICS 488999. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY15 through FY18.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 488999 FY11 through FY15

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The USTRANSCOM was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY14 through FY18) with $343 million in contract spending, comprising 85% of the market for NAICS 488999. The State Department took the second spot with 5% market share and $21 million in contract dollars. The Air Force ($10 million, 5% market share), Immediate Office of the Secretary of Transportation ($5 million 1% market share), and the Army ($4.4 million, 1% market share) each spent over $4 million. The Federal Bureau of Investigation ($4.2 million), Housing and Urban Development ($1.8 million), and FEMA ($1.6 million) each reported less than 1 % market share. The Federal Highway Administration ($1.4 million) and the US Coast Guard($1.4 million) rounded out the top ten. Overall, the top ten agencies represented over 96 % of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY14 through FY18 for NAICS 488999

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 FY14 to FY18. 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

Various companies achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with $343 million in contract dollars and 85% market share for FY14 to FY18. Serco LTD took the second spot with $9.8 million in contract spending and 2 % market share, and Commuter Check Services Corporation took the third spot with $8.9 million in contract spending and 2% market share. $6.7 million (2% market share) went to other various companies. Rounding out the top five, Bay Technologies Consulting GR, posted $4.6 million in contract dollars and 1 % market share. In the bottom half of the top ten, Paxton Van Lines Inc. ($4.4 million), Miscellaneous Foreign Contracts($4.4 million), various contractors, ($4.3 million), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ($4 million), and Weris Inc. ($1.4 million ) each earned less than 1 % market share. Together, the top ten spots comprised over 96% 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 488999 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY14 through FY18 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $6.5 Million for FY14 through FY18. Five of the top ten small businesses, Bay Technologies Consulting. ($4.5 million), Weris, Inc., ($1.4 million), Edifice, LLC, ($228 thousand), Advanced Technology Logistics Inc. ($193 thousand), and Steighner Crane Service Inc. ($29 thousand). Cargo Systems Inc.earned $25 thousand in contract dollars with less than 1% market share Heliworks Inc. ($24 thousand) and Terrence Shinn ($19 thousand) both reported under 1 % market share. Walter G Coale Inc. ($18 thousand) The Armored Group LLC ($11 thousand) finished up the top ten with less than 1 % 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 488999 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY14 through FY18 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

99% of contract spending reported for the FY14 through FY18 timeframe under NAICS 488999 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $394 million in contract dollars. Competitive 8(a) requirements accounted for 1% of the market and $4.6million in spending. 8AN-8(a) Sole Source took less than 1% of the market with $1.7 million in contract dollars, while SBA-Small Business Set-Aside—Tota requirements took less than 1 % of the market with $182 thousand contract dollars HZC-HUBZone Set-Aside($5 thousand) were the fifth largest sector, and SBP-Small Business Set-Aside--Partial were the sixth largest. All other strategies accounted for less than 1 % of the marketplace.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 488999 for FY15 through FY18

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 FY14 through FY18 period of $401 million.

The state with the highest total of reported contract spending was various locations with $379 million, or 94% market share. The District of Columbia was a distant second with $9 million in contract dollars and 2 % market share. Massachussetts (1% market share) was the only other state to see over $2 million in contract dollars with $2.1 million. Rounding out the top five, Maryland ($1.8 million) and Virginia ($1.5 million) reported less than 1 %market share. Colorado (less than 1 %) also saw over $1 million in contract dollars with $1.3 million. Florida ($1.2 million), Texas ($798 thousand), Georgia ($564 thousand) , each reported less than 1 % market share. Together, the top 10 states represented over 96 %, of the market; over 94 % of requirements under NAICS 488999, did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 488999 for FY14 through August 2018

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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