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Roofer wanted for B.C. Place

It will be a roofing job like no other.

B.C. Pavilion Corporation advertised Friday for construction management and general contracting companies to replace B.C. Place Stadium's fabric roof, which was originally inflated 26 years ago next month.

Tendering documents and instructions will be available to companies after 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 with a Nov. 17 deadline for application.

"Selection will be made on the basis of a combination of financial resources, bonding capability, staffing, qualifications and price," said the notice on the B.C. Bid website.

The replacement of the existing roof with a German retractable fabric system was announced in May by Premier Gordon Campbell. He did not reveal a cost for the job, which will be completed after the 2010 Winter Olympics.

In September, PavCo chairman David Podmore announced $65 million of pre-Olympic renovations to the stadium, which opened June 19, 1983.

The 2010 Winter Olympics open at B.C. Place on Feb. 12, 2010.

Bob Mackin reports for Vancouver's 24 Hours.

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