The timing of PavCo's decisions surrounding a replacement roof for BC Place and the development of lands west of the stadium have become matters of considerable public interest. This, after Public Eye revealed Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's chair T. Richard Turner's longstanding business relationship with Paragon Gaming Inc., the Las Vegas-based company which recently inked a deal with PavCo to develop a mega casino on that property. During estimates debate, the province's tourism minister Kevin Krueger said, after the Crown corporation selected Paragon Gaming as its preferred bidder, Mr. Turner warned him the lack of a retractable roof for BC Place could be a "deal breaker" for the company. Mr. Turner has disputed Mr. Krueger's interpretation of that conversation. So here's a timeline of all those decisions, as prepared by the Crown corporation - including the date on which PCL Constructors Canada Inc. was awarded the roof construction contract.
* BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) issued by invitation, the RFP for 'General Contractor - Construction Management' of the BC Place Phase 2 Retractable Roof Construction project on November 3, 2008.
* The RFP closed November 17, 2008.
* PavCo signed a letter of intent to PCL on November 26, 2008.
* RFEI (Request For Expression of Interest) issued March 6, 2009 for Site 10A lands, based on renovations to BC Place, including a new retractable roof.
* RFEI closed March 27, 2009.
* Pre-qualified respondents to the Site 10a RFEI were short-listed and invited to respond to the RFP on April 20, 2009.
* On April 27, 2009 PCL completed pre-qualification reviews of the sub-trades for the retractable roof construction project.
* RFP for Site 10a development closed on May 22, 2009.
* June 29th, 2009, Paragon was notified of its selection as Preferred Proponent (subject to negotiation of an acceptable "Master Development Agreement").
* The final contract with PCL, for the construction of the retractable roof was signed November 18, 2009.