Barksdale AFB Vendor Expo

The Barksdale AFB Vendor Expo is the perfect opportunity to market your supplies and services directly to the 350+ current Government Purchase Card cardholders on Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as the 2d Contracting Squadron and other local purchasing agency personnel.

*GPC cardholders at Barksdale AFB average 20,000 purchases per year.

*GPC cardholders made over $16M in purchases in 2022.

*2CONS made an additional $49.8M in purchases in 2022 (excluding GPC cards).

What are Government Purchase Cards and what can they buy?

Government Purchase Cards are credit cards assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base’s designated military personnel for the purpose of purchasing items and services for their unit or squadron.  Cardholders may purchase (per transaction per day) up to:

$10,000 in products

$2,500 in services

$2,000 in construction

$25,000 with GSA schedule holders

Purchased items must be designated as approved for mission support.  Items approved for mission support are any item or service  purchased for non-personal use which are necessary for the operations of the base.

What does Barksdale buy?  Some examples are: automotive parts and repair, batteries, computer  accessories/classes, decals, electrical supplies, floor mats, cleaning solvents, promotional items, safety equipment, trophies and plaques, various repair services (HVAC, locks, painting services), etc. 

All you have to do to sell to these customers is accept Mastercard.

What is included in my registration?

Only businesses that have registered and paid for a booth will be allowed to enter the vendor expo.   Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis WHEN FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Wed. Dec. 21, 2022

Small Business booth $125

Other than Small Business booth $350

Size standards are determined by your primary NAICS codes.  If you are unsure, please contact Jennifer Whittington at [email protected] or text 318-422-0177 for assistance.

Your registration will include: one box lunch, a space of approximately 8’x6’ consisting of one rectangular table with cloth and skirt with three feet of space behind, two chairs, and one pre-printed business name sign.  Additional lunches may be purchased for $10 each.  You may purchase an additional booth space, either side-by-side or front-and-back to create a larger space, during registration.  This option will be provided as space allows and at the discretion of the event coordinator.

The Barkdale AFB Vendor Expo is a showcase opportunity created to put businesses directly in front of the buyers.  Please bring samples, visual aids, line sheets, etc. of your products and/or services, but no sales are allowed during the Expo.


*An optional virtual seminar series, the “Barksdale AFB Vendor Boot Camp”, is scheduled for Dec. 5-8, 9am-11am to prepare vendors for the event.  Please visit our events page to register for one or all of these workshops.