MOSCOW, August 27 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has granted time for an expert appraisal, thus postponing its hearing of the DataCenter's complaint against the Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, IT and Mass Media until September 5, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Monday. The company seeks to recover $115,000 from the agency for an online publications monitoring system.
The agency's 960,000 ruble ($30,000) counterclaim against DataCenter is considered under the same proceedings.
Earlier, DataCenter won a tender to develop an online publications monitoring system arranged by the agency. However, the agency told RIA Novosti that the system was ultimately rejected as it did not comply with the design specifications and also required high labor costs to conduct the monitoring.
Mikhail Vorobyov, the agency's deputy head, added that it asked DataCenter to return the funds that it had received after winning the tender by late December.
He noted that the company proposed to develop the system for 4.6 million rubles ($144.6 million). The agency has thus far transferred only part of the amount. DataCenter seeks the remaining funds.