Government and Related Industries

Everyone is trying to drive costs out of the supply chain. Government agencies need the same innovative supply chain management solutions as commercial businesses. Whether it's an Army Mechanical Engineer school, or a metro transit authority, Fastenal is deploying industrial supply distribution best practices and supply chain management solutions to solve the Government's inventory management challenges and drive down total costs.

Fastenal offers a unique value proposition to our government customers — tailored local inventory and personal service at more than 230 branches in Canada, backed by the distribution, sourcing, and e-commerce strength of a major national distributor. Our local presence is what sets us apart. When you purchase industrial supplies from your local Fastenal branch, you not only receive high-quality products and services from a trusted local relationship; you support local workers and contribute to the economic vitality of your community.

Common Government Customers:

  • Municipalities
  • Transit Authorities and Road Maintenance
  • Higher Education
  • Police and Fire
  • Military
  • School Boards and Districts
  • Government Co-Operative Purchasing Groups
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Federal and Crown Corporations
  • Provincial Government

Fastenal has a number of National Master Standing Offers for you to take advantage of:

  • Fire, Safety and Rescue Equipment E60HN-17FSRE/005/HN
  • Hand Tools E60HP-14TOOL/002/HP

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The demand for spending restraint, efficiency, and greater productivity in the Canadian education sector will only continue to grow. You are being called on to do more with less. Opportunities for cost savings do exist and Fastenal can help.

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University Procurement Goals

  • Streamline Process
  • Ensure Compliance
  • Vendor Reduction
  • Consolidate Procurement
  • Transparency

Fastenal's Capabilities

  • Sourcing
  • Local Service and Delivery
  • Inventory Management
  • Competitively Bid Contracts
  • Reporting Capabilities

About OECM

OECM is a Broader Public Sector (BPS), not-for-profit group procurement organization, offering a Marketplace of competitively-sourced and priced products and services through collaborative sourcing agreements. Buying through OECM's Marketplace helps Ontario's publicly funded education institutions and other publicly funded organizations deliver savings and increase efficiencies. To learn more about our partnership with OECM, click the logo below.


  • Seamless communication between Fastenal and your school
  • VMI replenishment orders can be captured by your system with line-item detail
  • Quote-to-order method; simply review the order and make adjustments as you see fit
  • Advanced account management options available on order templates, workflow and admin rights, spending control, and MORE
  • Flexible delivery options: will call, local delivery, direct to site
  • E-business integrations available via most leading systems and portals, including SciQuest


Reporting Capabilities

As a Fastenal customer, you can choose from a range of monthly or quarterly reports to meet your needs. Our standard reporting includes:

  • Net spend reports
  • Usage/accountability reports
  • Sales split by product category
  • Performance reports (on-time delivery, invoice accuracy, transaction costs)
  • Cost savings documentation
  • Green spend reporting

FAST Solutions®

Fastenal's FAST 5000℠ and FAST 3000℠ solutions allow you to immediately reduce product consumption, on-hand inventory, and administration costs, while providing new insight into usage and spending — perfect for lean environments and affordable for any size university.

  • Reduce product consumption
  • Improve productivity
  • Take inventory off your books
  • Automate ordering

For more information on our industrial solutions, click here.

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