Is travel to and from the Place of Performance an allowable travel cost?
The questions are: what did the contractor propose? Did he mention he would be flying his workforce in and out every week? Did he propose this type of travel? Did he include these costs in his cost proposal? Did he explain how we would staff this contract? What was his manning plan?
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If the contractor put this approach in his proposal and the government negotiated it this way, this is part of the contract. If the contractor did not propose this plan, you should issue a letter to the contractor that all travel costs must be approved in advance of the travel. Please discuss with your Contracting Officer and legal counsel.