Effective July l, 2018, contracting officers shall use $2 million as the threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data, in lieu of the threshold of $750,000 at Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 15.403-4. In addition, contracting officers shall use the provision and clauses provided in Attachment I of this deviation in lieu of FAR clauses 52.230-1 through 52.230-5.
Section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91) increases the threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data under 10 U.S.C. 2306a (frequently referred to as "Truth in Negotiations Act") and 41 U.S.C. 3502 from $750,000 to $2,000,000 for contracts entered into after June 30, 2018. Since 41 U.S.C. 1502(b)(1)(B) equates the cost accounting standards threshold to the threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data at 10 U.S.C. 2306a, this class deviation also increases the threshold for applicability of the cost accounting standards to $2 million.
This class deviation remains in effect until it is incorporated into the FAR, or otherwise rescinded.