SCORE works cooperatively with the SBA and its other resource partners. SCORE may also work closely with other governmental and private agencies to foster and promote small business. Consequently, it is important to be aware of the following:
- SCORE volunteers maintain close cooperation with the SBA within practical considerations of location, budget and travel.
- When SBA asks a chapter to enter into written agreement or a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the chapter should communicate that request to the Vice President of Field Operations. Chapters or Districts cannot sign an agreement.
- Each MOU has legal consequences for all parties. SCORE CANNOT act as a fiduciary agent for the SBA.
- All such documents and MOUs shall be approved by the SCORE CEO and, if deemed advisable, legal counsel or the board of directors.
The SCORE Headquarters office keeps the SBA headquarters office informed of all association matters and issues of national importance. It is also important that SBA district officials are kept informed of local SCORE activities. In addition, the District Director should serve as a conduit and facilitator for information between the SBA district office and the SCORE chapters in the district.