MOSCOW, October 11 - RAPSI. The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals has upheld the lower court's decision to annul the state contract between the Interior Ministry and Shveyprom for police uniform production worth $125 million, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/

The court has thus held against Shveyprom's appeal.

The original judgment was handed down on July 30. The company then appealed the ruling in the appellate court on August 15.

The contract was concluded in March. Shveyprom was the winning bidder in an open electronic auction.

According to Moscow News, Shveyprom was the only bidder, offering 3.94 billion rubles ($126.3 million) for the contract compared to the starting price of 3.96 billion rubles ($126.9 million).

Shveyprom was established in July 2011. Its charter capital is 100,000 rubles ($3,200).

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).