A Guide for Entering the Middle East Construction Market (and what to be aware of)

Nov 21, 2018 10:06:22 AM

With The Big 5 just days away, we decided to offer a high-level guide for those construction stakeholders seeking entry to the market and how to do so most effectively while being aware of the common pitfalls.

Topics: General

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VAT and the UAE/KSA Construction Market

Nov 4, 2018 2:15:00 PM


Given its status as a cliché in the west, it should have come as no surprise to the UAE and Saudi Arabia when Benjamin Franklin’s statement on the certainty of tax finally came to fruition at the beginning of this year.

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The Rise of Kuwait

Oct 17, 2018 9:32:00 AM

In coordination with our participation at this year’s Leaders in Construction Summit Kuwait, ProTenders offers an insight into the country’s construction sector and looks at some of the key projects that are contributing towards its long-term development strategy.

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An Apple Watch for Your Input

Sep 26, 2018 1:51:15 PM

Social-ProTenders Construction Survey

Help us understand current sales, bidding and tendering trends and pain points by taking this quick 1-minute Construction Survey (...and maybe win an Apple Watch)

Topics: General

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Do More With ProTenders’ ‘Tag’ Feature

Jul 23, 2018 7:38:06 AM

Whether you’re in Sales, Marketing or Tendering, at ProTenders we’re always looking for ways to make your daily work lighter and more efficient. This was precisely the idea behind our latest Tag feature which was recently added due to popular demand.

Topics: New Features

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ProTenders Shortlisted for Two Gulf Capital SME Awards 2018 Categories

Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: ProTenders, the leading construction intelligence and e-tendering company, announced today that they have been shortlisted for the Digital Business of the Year and Disruption of the Year categories for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2018. The Awards, currently in its 7th year, celebrate and recognize outstanding SMEs from the UAE that have shown promising growth and disruptive innovation in their industries.

Topics: Announcements

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Key Challenges in the Burgeoning GCC Construction Industry

Apr 2, 2018 11:08:44 AM

The first quarter of 2018 has seen an upward trend when it comes to the construction industry in the GCC. Key investments are being made into the diversification of the oil economy across the region, primarily witnessed through the keen development of transport and social infrastructure projects that support the various GCC states’ visions. At the same time, the industry is also experiencing a number of challenges this 2018, and addressing these challenges will further open the doors of opportunity to industry players.

Topics: General- Opinion

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The Beaming Future of Solar Construction - An Unstoppable Force

Mar 26, 2018 7:50:30 AM

As history shows, its possible for sudden, disruptive and largely unpredictable technology shifts to occur. R
enewable energy is one such technology shift that has in recent years been disrupting the oil economy to lead the charge when it comes to energy of the future. With plenty of sun to go around, solar has become one of the most viable energy sources evidenced by the recent spurt of multiple solar construction projects around the GCC region and the world.

Topics: Opinion

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How to Manage Construction Waste and Yield Tangible Benefits for the Environment and Your Business

Mar 19, 2018 10:35:03 AM

Waste generated by construction does not just have a massively negative impact on the environment, it also comes with a huge economic price tag. According to a 
World Bank Report, construction waste from building materials accounts for half of the solid waste generated annually. Therefore, it pays for regional and global players in the construction industry to examine their waste disposal methods and make significant changes to create more sustainable ways of working.

Topics: Opinion- General

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5 Cool Sustainability Initiatives Around the World

Mar 12, 2018 10:49:59 AM

Today, roughly half of the world’s population live in cities; over the next thirty years this figure is expected to increase to 66 percent and the Middle East is no exception. According to a report by PWC, the Middle East has played witness to one of the most rapidly advancing urban populations, with the GCC among the world’s highest urbanized regions where 85 percent of the population already live in cities. These trends have created increasing demands for sustainable construction with an emerging need to build upwards. As a result, players in the construction industry can no longer act in silos, and organizations throughout the region have a role in driving a sustainable agenda if we are to halt or slow the challenges of a growing population and changing environment. 

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