MOSCOW, July 19 - RAPSI. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has initiated a case against Rosatom for violating antimonopoly legislation when holding an open bidding on July 12, 2012, the service reports.

ElectroLab's application is the trigger for opening the case, the service said.

In September 2011, Rosatom announced a tender on for the right to conclude a government contract on preparing equipment and transporting radioactive substances.

Rosatom announced that bidders must be licensed to manufacture equipment for nuclear plants, radiation sources, storage facilities of nuclear materials and radioactive substances, warehouses of nuclear wastes; they also needed to be licensed to handle nuclear materials during transportation. These various strict requirements would result in the reduction of potential bidders, the watchdog's message reads.

The commission will have to look into the reasons why Rosatom held a tender for these different functions under one umbrella. It will also attempt to define the consequences of this in terms of limiting the competition, Deputy Head of FAS Department for Control over Industry and Defence Complex, Andrey Greshnev said.