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Queen's University

Consultant and Contractor Expenses

With the introduction of the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive on April 1, 2011 certain expenses are no longer allowable for Consultants and Contractors doing work for Queen's University. 

In no circumstances can hospitality, incidental or food expenses be considered allowable expenses for consultants and contractors in any contract between Queen’s University and a Supplier under the rules of the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive 2011 (Ontario), sections 4.6 and 5F.  Therefore they cannot claim or be reimbursed for such expenses, including:

-       Meals, snacks and beverages (including alcohol)

-       Gratuities

-       Laundry or dry cleaning

-       Valet services

-       Dependent care

-       Home management

-       Personal telephone calls

See the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive for information about procurement and contracts.

Reimbursement for allowable expenses can be claimed and reimbursed only when the contract specifically provides for it.

For more information see the Policies Page.


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