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 $18M in purchases in 2019.
*2CONS made an additional $45.2M in purchases in 2019 (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), 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 fair. Small businesses will purchase a booth for $125. Other Than Small Businesses will purchase a booth for $350. Size standards are determined by primary NAICS codes. If you are unsure, please contact Jennifer Whittington at Jennifer@shreveportchamber.org or 318-677-2530 for assistance. Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis WHEN FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. 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 are available for $10 each.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!