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NAICS Newsletter March 1, 2017

NAICS 237110

Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures 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 Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures 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 Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction.


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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction' industry, NAICS 237110. 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 FY13 through FY17 for NAICS 237110

WHAT IS NAICS 237110?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of water and sewer lines, mains, pumping stations, treatment plants, and storage tanks. 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 water, sewer line, and related structures construction. All structures (including buildings) that are integral parts of water and sewer networks (e.g., storage tanks, pumping stations, water treatment plants, and sewage treatment plants) are included in this industry.

Illustrative Examples:

Distribution line, sewer and water construction

Sewer main, pipe, and connection construction

Fire hydrant installation

Storm sewer construction

Irrigation systems construction

Water main and line construction

Pumping station, water and sewage system, construction

Water system storage tank and tower construction

Reservoir construction

Water treatment plant construction

Sewage disposal plant construction

Water well drilling, digging, boring, or sinking (except water intake wells in oil and gas fields)

Cross References:

Establishments primarily engaged in constructing marine facilities (e.g., ports), flood control structures, dams, or hydroelectric power generation facilities are classified in Industry 237990, Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.

The size standard associated with NAICS 237110 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 237110 for the period of Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) through Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) was approximately $1.1 billion. Current FY17 reported spending is $28 million for services under NAICS 237110. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY13 through FY17.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 237110 FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

WHO ISSUES THE CONTRACTS?

The Army was the largest procurer of these services for the last five fiscal years (FY13 through FY17) with $334 million in contract spending, comprising 30.4% of the market for NAICS 237110. The National Park Service took the second spot with $171 million in contract dollars and 15.6% of the market, while the Navy took the third spot with $142 million in contract dollars and 12.9% of the market. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation ($67 million), the Air Force ($54 million), the Department of Veterans Affairs ($52 million), and the United States Agency for International Development ($50 million) also bought over $50 million of requirements. NASA ($37 million), the Indian Health Service ($30 million), and the Forest Service ($22 million) finished out the top ten with each holding between 2% and 4% market share. Overall, the top ten agencies accounted for 87.5% of the market.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY13 through FY17 for NAICS 237110

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 FY13 through FY17. 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

CDM Constructors earned the top spot on the unrestricted competition list with over $99 million in contract dollars and 9.5% market share for FY13 to FY17. ECC Worley Parsons and Schlosser W. M. Co. took the second and third spots with $36 million and $35 million in contract spending and 3.4% and 3.3% market share. Moltz Constructors ($29 million), Four Thirteen ($27 million), Perini Corporation ($26 million), Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung ($25 million), Clark Construction Group ($23 million), and Orion Construction ($22 million) all earned between 2% and 2.9% market share. Ulliman Schutte Construction ($19 million) finished out the top ten with 1.8% market share. Together, the top ten companies comprised almost one-third of the market, or 32.5%.

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 237110 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY13 through FY17 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled approximately $501 million for FY13 through FY17. The first two companies, Moltz Constructors ($29 million) and Four Thirteen ($27 million), also appeared on the unrestricted competition list. Meridian Contracting ($12 million) took the third spot with 2.4% market share, and BCI Construction USA ($9.6 million) took the fourth spot with 1.9% market share. Tony Vacca Construction and Zieson Construction Company saw 1.82% and 1.81% market share, respectively, with $9.3 million and $9.2 million in contracting dollars. Terrace Construction Company ($8.9 million), Raad Construction Group ($8.1 million), Southwestern Dakotah ($7.4 million), and Cimarron Construction Corporation ($7.3 million) each earned between 1.4% and 1.8% 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 237110 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY13 through FY17 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

HOW ARE THESE CONTRACTS PROCURED?

49.1% of contract spending reported for the FY13 through FY17 timeframe under NAICS 237110 used full and open (unrestricted, aka "N/A") competition; this equated to $539 million in contract dollars. Small businesses were the second largest sector, taking $289 million in contract dollars and 26.3% of the market. Procurements sole-sourced to 8(a) companies accounted for 14.8% of the market and $163 million in spending, while competitive 8(a) requirements took 1.2% of the market with $14 million contract dollars. Competitive contracts awarded to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses accounted for $51 million in contract dollars, while contracts sole-sourced to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses accounted for $2.7 million in contract dollars. HUBZone businesses posted $31 million in contract dollars, and economically-disadvantaged woman-owned businesses posted $7.4 million. All other acquisition strategies accounted for under 0.16% market share.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 237110 for FY13 through FY17

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 FY13 through FY17 period of $1.1 billion.

California had the highest total reported contract spending with $179 million, or 16.3% market share. Washington came in second with $96 million in contract dollars and 8.7% market share. Louisiana, Maryland, and New Mexico also saw over $50 million in contract spending with $70 million, $68 million, and $62 million, respectively. Virginia ($47 million) and Texas ($41 million) both saw over $40 million in contract dollars. Arkansas ($36 million), Washington, DC ($34 million), and Colorado ($32 million) rounded out the top ten with 3.3%, 3.1%, and 3% market share. Together, these ten states represented 60.6% of the market. 8.9% of requirements under NAICS 237110 did not report a specific location.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 237110 for FY13 through FY17

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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