Accession Number:

ADA620817

Title:

NAICS Impact on Small Business Set-Asides

Descriptive Note:

Joint applied project

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

This project describes the role of the North American Industry Classification System NAICS in the federal government contracting process, especially with respect to small-business solicitations. Because of its importance, mistakes made by contract officers in assigning a NAICS code to a project may have serious adverse effects on small business competition and participation. An analysis of small business opportunities in construction over the years 2012 2014 reveals mistakes in assigning NAICS codes, suggesting that additional oversight is needed along with enhanced efficiency in the NAICS appeal process.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE