That threshold is about to increase significantly. Sec 811 of the 2018 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which includes the enhanced reporting requirements for DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) discussed yesterday (see 2018 NDAA - New DCAA Reporting Requirements) also includes a provision that increases the TINA (Truth in Negotiations Act) threshold from $750,000 to $2,000,000. The adjustment provisions every five years still apply.
This is good news for a lot of contractors and prospective contractors and should facilitate proposal preparation and contract award. It is not a license for contractors to prepare shoddy proposals however. Contracting officers must still ensure that negotiated prices are fair and reasonable and will still, in many cases, require cost or pricing data - just not certified cost or pricing data. This also means that the Government will have a much smaller universe of contracts on which it can conduct Defective Pricing audits.