MOSCOW, September 5 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has postponed until October 29 its consideration of DataCenter's lawsuit against the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, IT and Mass Media, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ on Wednesday.

DataCenter seeks $110,970 from the agency for developing an online publications monitoring system after winning a tender. Meanwhile, the service seeks to recover 960,000 rubles ($29,690) from DataCenter under the proceedings as part of its counterclaims.

The court postponed the dispute's consideration after ordering an examination of both the software and hardware involved.

The examination must be held by October 20.

Earlier, DataCenter won a tender to develop an online publications monitoring system arranged by the watchdog. 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 received after winning the tender by late December.

He noted that the company proposed to develop the system for 4.6 million rubles ($141,790 million). The agency has thus far transferred only part of the amount. DataCenter seeks the remaining funds.