Travel is essential for the work of many government contractors and it is important to be familiar with the regulations regarding travel expenses. Common mistakes may cause reimbursement from your contracting office to be delayed or even denied.
Per Diem rates cover three types of travel costs: lodging, meals and incidental expenses (IE). The General Services Administration (GSA) creates a set of daily allowed rates for the Continental United States (CONUS) every year. For localities without designated Per Diem rates, the standard CONUS rate applies.
Follow these tips to maximize recoverable costs related to government contracting travel: