In the Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) released by DCAA on March 22, 2013, it clarifies the FAR 31.205-46(a)(2) clause for determining contractor’s claimed per diem costs. The latest instruction emphasizes existing Agency guidance of one ceiling when determining the maximum allowable travel per diem rates for contractors. More importantly, it confirms that the daily per diem claimed by contractors would be questioned only if the total cost of lodging plus meals and incidental (M&IE) expenses exceeded the total ceiling amount set forth in the applicable Government travel regulations.
For the most part, the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), …read more
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