An Analysis of the Small and Disadvantaged Business Set-Aside Program in the US Air Force
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The objective of this study was to determine if the ability of Air force organizations to contract with Small and disadvantaged Businesses SDBs depended on the type of contracting effort or the type of industry or product being contracted for. The type of contracting effort was broken down into four major categories based on the Federal Supply Classification FSC code. The type of industry or product was broken down into five major classifications based on the Supply and Equipment Classification SEC code. The data to support the analysis was gathered from the Air Force Systems Command AFSC for the years 1987 through 1989. The objective was accomplished through a statistical analysis which included a confidence interval analysis and a pairwise comparison of means. The results showed that the organizations ability to contract with the SDBs did depend on the two factors.
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