Government and Public Sector

Government & Educational Purchase Orders

We welcome government, educational and other public sector customers. These organisations can order by official purchase order to receive an automatic credit account. This includes:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • NHS and Health Service
  • Police, Fire and Ambulance Services
  • Local Authorities and Councils
  • Government Agencies
  • Military, Air and Naval bodies
  • HM Prison Service
  • Any other relevant government body

Detailed below are answers to the most common questions we receive. If your question isn't answered below, please contact us on 0800 107 8665 or send an email to and we will do our very best to assist you.

How do I place an order?

Credit is only granted upon receipt of an official stamped and authorised purchase order from public sector bodies. We will accept Purchase Orders received via:

Email (PDF or equivalent):
Fax: 01698 819010
Post: Toolstop Ltd, 2 Ashley Drive, Bothwell Ind. Est., Uddingston, G71 8BS

If at any stage you are unsure about your requirements or even how to place an order, please call us on 0800 107 8665 where our experienced sales team will assist you. Alternatively you can send an email to

What details should I include on my purchase order?

  • Order originator contact details. (Full name, postal address, email address and landline phone number).
  • Delivery contact details. (as above)
  • Invoicing contact details (as above).
  • A purchase order number or reference which should be clearly identifiable
  • Details of the items you want to purchase, including the following (where applicable)
  1. Quantity
  2. Toolstop Part Number
  3. Product Name
  4. Detail of any variables (E.g. Voltage, Size, Colour, Length, etc)
  5. Price
  • Full authorizing signatures and stamp

Any special instructions, for example regarding delivery. These will be complied with wherever possible.

Including all the above details will ensure we can despatch your order as efficiently and speedily as possible.

What are your details for set-up on our purchasing system?

Toolstop Ltd
2 Ashley Drive
Bothwell Industrial Estate
G71 8BS

Tel: 0800 107 8665

Fax: 01698 819010

Company number: SC058605
VAT number (GB): 262 6573 47
Data Protection Number: Z1114248

Bank details:
Bank of Scotland
Branch: Glasgow
Account name: Toolstop Ltd

Please contact us for Sort code, Account, Swift and IBAN numbers. Alternatively, please send us your standard supplier setup form and we shall complete and return this as soon as possible.

Can we place an order online?

Of course. Toolstop can set your company up with access to our website which allows you or your employees to log-in to your own dedicated area on the website which can be set up to accept purchasing cards, order numbers or simply print a faxable sheet with your order on.

The Toolstop website can fully integrate with your ordering software. We are able to interface our website with systems such as Oracle, SAP, Coins and PECOS. This makes your whole ordering experience quick, easy and secure.

Why should we buy from Toolstop?

At Toolstop we understand that government, educational and other public sector buyer requirements often differ from other consumers in the private sector. From our inception over 45 years ago we have been adept at meeting and understanding this need, having provided advice across almost all divisions within the public sector sphere.

Our pricing is intended to ensure value for money is achieved on all government orders, and even if you do find something cheaper, please let us know and we'll do what we can to assist. Ultimately though, in the unlikely event that our price doesn't differentiate us from the competition, we can assure you our service levels will.

Can we get an official quote?

Sometimes you may want to request an official quote in compliance with your purchasing procedures. If you have a list of equipment that you want us to price for you, then please send details to our sales department ( - please remember to include contact details so we can get back in touch with you.

When will we receive our order?

Where goods are in stock we will ship your order for next business day delivery. We will comply with any special requests you may have made on your order regarding delivery details/personnel/dates wherever practically possible. If there is likely to be a significant delay to your order due to stock problems we will contact you.

All public sector orders received are subject to our standard terms and conditions as published on this website.

Please visit to find out more about how Toolstop Ltd can be your approved supplier.

If you have any further queries at all, please send an email to

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