PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960
there shall be a series of written interrogatories, prescribed by the Postmaster General, and answered by the sureties showing— (1) the amount of real estate owned by them; (2) a brief description and the probable value thereof; and (3) where it is situated, and in what county and State evidence of ownership is recorded. (c) If a surety knowingly submits a false statement under the provisions of this section he shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of section 1001 of title 18. (d) Subsections (b) and (c) of this section do not apply to corporate sureties qualifying under title 6. § 6420. Qualifications of bidder (a) The Postmaster General may not consider the bid of an individual for a star route contract unless the bidder is a legal resident of the county in which part of the route lies or of an adjoining county. He may not consider the bid of a firm, company, or corporation for such a contract unless it is actually engaged in business within the county in which part of the route lies or m an adjoining county. (b) Except as provided in section 6403 of this title, a postmaster or employee of the Department may not be concerned in a contract for the transportation of mail. § 6421. Combinations to prevent bids for carrying the mail The Postmaster General may not make a contract for transportation of mail with a person who— (1) enters, or proposes to enter, into a combination to prevent the making of a bid for transportation of mail; or (2) makes an agreement, or gives or performs, or promises to give or perform, any consideration whatever to induce another person not to bid for the contract. The Postmaster General may annul the contract of any contractor so offending. For the first offense the person shall be disqualified for five years to contract for transporting mail, and for the second offense shall be disqualified forever. § 6422. Additional compensation for increased travel The Postmaster General may allow additional compensation to a star route contractor for necessary increased travel caused by— (1) obstruction of roads; (2) destruction of bridges; (3) discontinuance of ferries; or (4) any other cause occurring during the contract term. H e may not allow additional compensation under this section at a rate proportionately greater than the rate established by the contract involved. § 6423. Readjustment of compensation of contractors and mail messengers (a) The Postmaster General with the consent of the contractor may readjust the compensation under a star route, motor vehicle service, or water route contract for increased or decreased costs occasioned by changed conditions occurring during the contract term which could not reasonably have been anticipated at the time— (1) the original bid was made; or (2) the bond for a renewed contract was executed in accordance with section 6416 of this title. (b) The Postmaster General may readjust the compensation under an agreement for the performance of mail messenger service on account of increased or decreased costs occasioned by changed conditions which
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