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Grainger offers an extensive selection of products—plus solutions and technical expertise you can rely on to support your continuous improvement and cost savings initiatives. Work with your local Grainger team to take full advantage of all that your agreement has to offer.

Provista is dedicated to lowering and controlling supply costs for education customers. Through Novation, the industry’s leading contracting services company, Provista provides its customers with the most competitive, comprehensive portfolio available. Together, Novation and Provista provide $31 billion in combined annual purchasing power. For Provista’s nearly 10,000 customers, the result is a competitive purchasing advantage that can’t be beat.

Novation/Grainger Education Institution Contract

The Grainger contract with Novation offers Provista education institution customers a national competitive pricing program for MRO Catalog Products. Grainger can now offer a complete, MRO program to colleges, universities and prep schools located throughout the United States. The Grainger/Novation contract will provide:

  • Contract purchasing opportunity that eliminates bidding
  • Contract pricing on the full line of facilities maintenance products
  • Same-day shipping
  • 24/7 online ordering
  • Local availability with over 400 branches nationwide
  • Dedicated Grainger Government Team
  • Provista Affiliation Form

About Provista

Provista is a group purchasing organization that delivers value by assisting nearly 10,000 customers to lower and control their supply costs. Its customer base includes a mix of large and small education institutions and healthcare facilities.

Provista is jointly owned by VHA and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). Provista’s agreements are contracted and managed by Novation, the nation’s leading contracting services company.

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Provista and Novation purchasing advantages include:


  • Cost savings on products or services through volume discounts and national leveraged pricing
  • Savings on administrative costs by eliminating redundant costs which may be associated with individual districts performing their own purchasing functions.
  • Innovative Savings Programs
    Novation's flexible offering helps you select the programs and services that fit your needs.

How to Participate

In order to select the Grainger Contract, complete the following steps:

  1. Join Provista today by contacting us at (888) 538-4662 or
  2. Register for a Grainger Account. (If you already have a Grainger Account.)

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