Can the contractor purchase a first aid kit with contract funds to keep in a warehouse? What about a snake bite survival kit? I couldn't find anything in the FAR or DFARS on the subject.
Follow-up reveals that this is a time-and-materials contract to provide logistics support. The requests for a first aid and snake bite survival kit is for work performed at a Government motor pool facility at Fort Hood, TX. I don't know of any prohibition against approving these items as "other direct costs" under the T&M contract, as they can be reasonably justified for the type of work at that location.