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Who’s Capturing the Largest Share of Army Dollars? Underlying Subsidiaries Bring in Big Dollars.

We all know the names of the largest prime contractors doing business with the federal government, but seldom do we get to analyze the market share of separate reporting units of those large organizations. To get such an idea, we separated out large prime contractors such as Lockheed, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (to name a few) by their individual reporting units.

The Fedmine report we prepared (Top 100 Individual Prime Contracting Entities by Market Share at the Dept of Army) compares single whole corporations or the individual subsidiaries / reporting units of large parent organizations (as indicated by distinct DUNS numbers; aggregate parent entities were not included). The report covers a 7 year period at the Department of the Army, including the current fiscal year as of January 26, 2010. The top contractor may come as a shock, because it is an entity not among the large organizations named above. This top contractor is not entirely unknown, but it is a name one might use as a “lifeline” to “phone a friend” in a quiz contest such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”.

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Who's Capturing the Largest Share of Army Dollars? Underlying Subsidiaries Bring in Big Dollars.

We all know the names of the largest prime contractors doing business with the federal government, but seldom do we get to analyze the market share of separate reporting units of those large organizations. To get such an idea, we separated out large prime contractors such as Lockheed, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (to name a few) by their individual reporting units.

The Fedmine report we prepared (Top 100 Individual Prime Contracting Entities by Market Share at the Dept of Army) compares single whole corporations or the individual subsidiaries / reporting units of large parent organizations (as indicated by distinct DUNS numbers; aggregate parent entities were not included). The report covers a 7 year period at the Department of the Army, including the current fiscal year as of January 26, 2010. The top contractor may come as a shock, because it is an entity not among the large organizations named above. This top contractor is not entirely unknown, but it is a name one might use as a “lifeline” to “phone a friend” in a quiz contest such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”.

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Top GSA Schedule Contractors by Schedule Type – FY 2010 YTD

A quick look at the overall Top 100 contractors receiving GSA Schedule contracts by Schedule Type in FY 2010 which began October 1, 2009 reveals a healthy mix of spending across a variety of schedule types.

While the GSA Information Technology Schedule (IT 70) remains king for the most part, the top contractor on the list provided below holds a GSA Financial and Business Solutions Schedule (FABS 520) with close to $52 million in sales, walloping the top GSA IT Schedule 70 contract holder by almost 4 times as of the tally we ran on 11/19/09. The Top GSA IT Schedule 70 contractor had only $14 million in sales thus far.

Top 100 GSA Contractors FY 2010

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Real-Time Perspectives on Real Federal Contracts

Perhaps it was never going to be possible in your life time to ever be able to view companies winning federal contracts in real-time. Push aside those cynical thoughts and take a chair…

It is now not only possible to get a free list of contract awardees on a DAILY basis, but it is for the first time also possible to view this information in a variety of different flavors. The link below will take you to a live section of the FEDMINE.US website where you can, from now on, run free real-time reports on a daily basis.

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To Set-Aside Or Not… Or Wait To Get Lucky

On 9/4/09 we looked at contracts awarded to small businesses using ARRA funds where the competition was limited to certain types of contracts. Those were contract awards to companies with federal certifications such as an 8A, Hub Zone, and SDVOSB to name a few. The latest version of this report can be found here.

This time the focus of our analysis was on contract award totals for each socio economic category the federal government works towards fulfilling goals mandated by Congress.  This new report can be downloaded here.

The notable areas of interest from these reports are most particularly in the way the numbers bring to light the dollars the  government actually takes credit for having awarded to small businesses, as opposed to the amount of dollars it sets aside for them with a clear intention of awarding to a small business. The set-asides when used, clearly establish the government’s intent to award a particular contract to a small business to meets its goals. And what gets awarded to a business when the government does not use a set-aside is an award from full and open competition. It is here that the government really gets lucky, because it ends up taking credit for dollars a small business is awarded regardless of whether it ever intended to award it to a small business.  The fact that a small business is competitive enough to take on a Lockheed Martin or IBM to win business is to the credit of the small business, but the government gets to take credit for having met its goals anyway because it so happened that the contract winner was a small business.

There is an interesting distinction between “intended”  amounts and what the government “happens” to get credit for!

For details on how the analysis was performed and how the percentages were calculated please email Ashok Mehan at amehan@fedmine.us, or visit www.fedmine.us for various other reports.

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