What’s the future for blockchain and cryptocurrency in construction?

Jan 23, 2019 9:47:16 AM

While there’s been much hype over blockchain and cryptocurrency in the past few years, we take a look at how these technologies are set to bring significant change to the construction sector, and how they might provide solutions to many age-old industry problems.

Topics: Opinion- General

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Three Pitfalls for Contractors to Look Out for in 2019

Jan 9, 2019 9:11:18 AM

In the spirit of new year’s resolutions, ProTenders highlights three pitfalls for contractors to look out for in 2019.

Depending on who you speak to, 2018 was a mixed year for the GCC construction market. On one hand, the demand from regional events and government-led initiatives, in particular Dubai’s Expo 2020, Saudi’s Vision 2030 and Kuwait’s five-year development plan have helped to bring stability to the supply chain, however, the usual challenges of delayed payments, under capitalisation, inadequate planning and the rising costs of raw materials in combination with oil volatility will almost have certainly been front and centre issues for many construction stakeholders throughout much of last year.

Topics: General

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Five of the Finest Projects Coming Soon in the GCC

Dec 19, 2018 4:55:46 PM

A ProTenders guide to some of the most interesting projects from the GCC, currently in either design or under construction. 

The countries of the GCC have long had a reputation for building the most remarkable constructions. From high-end hotels to the tallest building in the world, the Arabian Peninsula is home to some of the world’s most famous buildings. What follows are some of the most exciting, ambitious projects underway in the region at present. From an incredible new children’s hospital to a public transport system and mixed-use residential and commercial properties, these projects represent the very best the GCC has to offer. Read on and discover how projects in the GCC are changing the face of design.

Topics: General

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Recap of ProTenders' Sponsorship and Participation at The Big 5 2018

Dec 16, 2018 9:59:24 AM
The Big 5 portfolio is known across the region as the largest series of construction events, and culminates with the gathering of 65,000 construction professionals under one roof during the Big 5 Show in Dubai each November. This year’s Big 5 Dubai edition, was yet another busy event, and saw one major addition to its roster of prestigious sponsors and exhibitors - ProTenders, the award-winning all-in-one construction platform. With 35,000 companies, and 51,000 projects across the region featured on our platform, ProTenders is a natural extension to the Big 5 show, by enabling companies to identify the right partners, project opportunities and construction products, at anytime, anywhere.

In case you missed connecting with us at the event, here are 4 key highlights of our participation at The Big 5.

Topics: Customer Stories- General

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ProTenders Signs Partnership With Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC)

Dec 5, 2018 9:44:20 AM

DubaiUnited Arab Emirates: ProTenders, the only all-in-one construction platform, announced today at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai that it has signed a key partnership with Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Topics: Announcements- General

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

Nov 21, 2018 11:06:22 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 3:15:00 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.

Topics: General

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The Rise of Kuwait

Oct 17, 2018 10:32:00 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.

Topics: General

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An Apple Watch for Your Input

Sep 26, 2018 2:51:15 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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Key Challenges in the Burgeoning GCC Construction Industry

Apr 2, 2018 12:08:44 PM

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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