PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960
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§ 2001. Purchase or rental of equipment and supplies The Postmaster General may provide by purchase, rental, or otherwise, necessary equipment and supplies to carry out the provisions of this title. § 2002. Bonds and contracts Bonds taken and contracts entered into by the Department shall be in the name of the United States of America. § 2003. Purchase of supplies (a) The Postmaster General, in making purchases for equipment and supplies necessary for the Department, shall advertise as provided by law and award contracts therefor to the lowest responsible bidder. He shall solicit separate proposals and make separate contracts for each class furnished. (b) The Postmaster General shall record an abstract of all bids for furnishing supplies to the Department, stating the (1) name of the party bidding; (2) terms of the offer; and (3) sum to be paid. He shall keep on file and preserve all bids until the end of the contract term to which they relate. These records shall be open at all times for inspection by Congress, and by those who are interested in the contracts. (c) The Postmaster General shall permit each bidder to be present, either in person or by attorney, when the bids are opened, and to examine all bids. § 2004. Contracts for envelopes and other supplies (a) The Postmaster General may contract, for a period not to exceed four years, for— (1) stamped envelopes for sale to the public; (2) envelopes for use by the executive departments and agencies, subject to applicable regulations under section 481 of 63 Stat. 383.
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(3) postal cards and stamps; (4j miscellaneous equipment and supplies for the Field Postal Service; and (5) printing of post-route maps. (b) "When the Postmaster General determines the interests of the Department require it. all adhesive stamps prescribed by him may be manufactured by the Department of the Treasury, in conformity with an agreement satisfactory to both the Postmaster General and the Secretary of the Treasury. § 2005. Contracts for money order supplies Except when he procures them from the Government Printing Office, the Postmaster General shall obtain money order supplies in accordance with the provisions of section 5 of title 41. He shall solicit separate proposals for each item. He shall enter into contracts for a period of not more than four years containing such conditions as he may prescribe. § 2006. Contracts for rental of equipment and services (a) The Postmaster General, after advertising, may enter into contracts for a period of not more than four years for— (1) the rental of canceling machines; (2) the hire of vehicles for the City Delivery Service; (3) collection service by means of boxes attached to street cars; and (4) the operation of the Detroit River Postal Service.