Clothing company contests termination of $124 mln police uniform contract
MOSCOW, August 27 - RAPSI. Russian clothing company Shveyprom has challenged the Moscow Commercial Court's decision to terminate a public police uniform contract worth $124 million, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Monday.
The judgment was handed down on July 30. The company appealed the ruling in the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals on August 15, but the court has yet to schedule the hearing.
The contract was concluded with the Moscow region-based Shveyprom in March. The company was the successful bidder in an open electronic auction.
According to Moscow News, Shveyprom was the only bidder, offering 3.94 billion rubles ($124 million) for the contract compared to the starting price of 3.96 billion rubles ($124.5 million).
Shveyprom was established in July 2011. Its charter capital is 100,000 rubles ($3,106).
The new uniform was shown to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in January when he served as president.
Interior Ministry Deputy Logistics Chief Ruslan Suleimanov said the uniform was developed by fashion designer Igor Chapurin and two consultants from Moscow Film Studios.
The complete all-season police uniform set costs 30,000 rubles ($930). For officers serving in a harsh climate, the uniform costs 35,000 rubles ($1,090).