GSA – The 15 Five Star Industries for Small Business

  • GSA Schedule /
  • 25 February 2020
  • BY Bob Steger
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This week I have put together a listing of the 13 Five Star Industries for GSA Schedule Holders.

Methodology for being a 5 Star Industry

  1. The Industry has to be one of the top 30 Industries in terms of small business sales.
  2. The GSA Schedule Holders average annual sales must be near to or more than $.5MM per year.
  3. The GSA Schedule Holder sales must generate at least 2x the sales of a small business without a GSA Schedule.

The 5 Star Industries are: 541330 Engineering Services, 541519 Other Computer Related Services, 541712 Research and Development, 541512 Computer System Design Services, 541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services, 561210 Facilities Support Services, 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services, 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 334111 Electronic Computer Manufacturing, 541513 Computer Management Services, 561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services, 511210 Software Publishers, 518210 Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services, 561320 Temporary Help Services.

Data Table for Top 30 Industries

# NAICS Code
Grade
NAICS Description Amount of Small Business Federal Sales # of Small Businesses Average Small Business Sales
1 236220 COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
Small Business Total 9,208,279,584 20,742 443,944
N/A GSA 44,600,000 73 610,959
2 541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
Small Business Total 8,669,527,727 29,979 289,187
5 Star GSA 517,900,000 405 1,278,765
3 541519 OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES
Small Business Total 8,328,635,259 23,549 353,673
5 Star GSA 1,537,821,106 1,014 1,516,589
4 541712 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
Small Business Total 6,735,051,019 22,397 300,712
5 Star GSA 272,731,816 70 3,896,169
5 541512 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES
Small Business Total 6,321,748,716 26,522 238,359
5 Star GSA 468,881,665 483 970,769
6 541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
Small Business Total 4,405,917,315 32,653 134,931
5 Star GSA 1,293,600,000 1,239 1,044,068
7 561210 FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES
Small Business Total 3,322,706,068 12,208 272,174
5 Star GSA 230,516,251 171 1,348,048
8 423850 SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES MERCHANT WHOLESALERS
Small Business Total 3,225,532,510 2,422 1,331,764
GSA 716,024 10 71,602
9 541511 CUSTOM COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES
Small Business Total 2,613,567,314 26,605 98,236
5 Star GSA 1,376,106,961 1,462 941,250
10 541715 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT NANOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY)
Small Business Total 2,058,838,000 10,672 192,920
GSA - 8 -
11 324110 PETROLEUM REFINERIES
Small Business Total 2,057,966,676 452 4,553,024
GSA 2,424,022 2 1,212,011
12 237990 OTHER HEAVY AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION
Small Business Total 1,948,609,447 11,018 176,857
GSA - - -
13 336611 SHIP BUILDING AND REPAIRING
Small Business Total 1,867,451,285 1,691 1,104,347
GSA 12,411,717 29 427,990
14 541990 ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
Small Business Total 1,677,990,032 21,525 77,955
5 Star GSA 109,127,131 50 2,182,543
15 334111 ELECTRONIC COMPUTER MANUFACTURING
Small Business Total 1,477,009,369 3,313 445,822
5 Star GSA 384,156,736 201 1,911,228
16 562910 REMEDIATION SERVICES
Small Business Total 1,458,920,583 8,193 178,069
GSA 46,365,285 87 532,934
17 541513 COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Small Business Total 1,206,275,966 13,967 86,366
5 Star GSA 165,148,616 157 1,051,902
18 237310 HIGHWAY, STREET, AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Small Business Total 1,205,822,389 11,449 105,321
GSA - - -
29 561612 SECURITY GUARDS AND PATROL SERVICES
Small Business Total 1,129,076,809 3,540 318,948
5 Star GSA 117,820,197 66 1,785,155
20 336411 AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING
Small Business Total 1,097,471,372 2,054 534,309
GSA - - -
21 622110 GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITALS
Small Business Total 834,106,507 1,242 671,583
GSA - - -
22 423610 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT, WIRING SUPPLIES, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT MERCHANT WHOLESALERS
Small Business Total 833,436,583 4,766 174,871
GSA 3,217,798 5 643,560
23 238220 PLUMBING, HEATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS
Small Business Total 774,366,130 11,748 65,915
GSA 8,537,039 43 198,536
24 339113 SURGICAL APPLIANCE AND SUPPLIES MANUFACTURING
Small Business Total 762,940,031 4,169 183,003
GSA 16,855,778 48 351,162
25 511210 SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS
Small Business Total 760,342,652 8,831 86,099
5 Star GSA 463,871,957 212 2,188,075
26 517110 WIRED TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS
Small Business Total 692,646,696 3,197 216,655
GSA 5,855,655 15 390,377
27 339112 SURGICAL AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING
Small Business Total 689,292,892 2,870 240,172
GSA 9,387,920 16 586,745
28 518210 DATA PROCESSING, HOSTING, AND RELATED SERVICES
Small Business Total 678,674,973 11,242 60,370
5 Star GSA 95,742,719 97 987,038
29 561110 OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Small Business Total 676,619,595 8,536 79,267
GSA 1,388,494 7 198,356
30 561320 Temporary Help Services
Small Business Total 659,777,816 7,146 92,328
5 Star GSA 129,700,000 259 501,065

There are also many niche players on the GSA Schedule System, if you have a question about how well your industry performs but do not see it in the above list feel free to contact me.