Kahua’s Flexibility Supports the Owner Direct Purchase (ODP) Process for Florida

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GOVERNMENT Government | 1 Kahua's Flexibility Supports the Owner Direct Purchase (ODP) Process for Florida On government projects, being able to forgo state sales tax can mean big savings during school construction and public works projects. This is even more important during periods of high inflation when agencies are called on to do more with dollars that don't go as far. In the State of Florida, that can mean saving 6-7.5% on building materials and construction equipment, which can translate into millions of dollars, depending on the scope of the project. To obtain this tax break, materials must be purchased, received and paid for directly by the project owner – hence the name Owner Direct Purchase (ODP). Though there are benefits and responsibilities to maximize this tax savings, there is also an administrative burden. Since the government project owner must purchase, receive and pay for construction materials (usually managed by the contractor), the owner must tightly coordinate the material procurement process with the constructor. This labor-intensive reconciliation ODP process no longer must be tracked within multiple spreadsheets or across emails. Owners can maintain favorable, transparent stewardship of public dollars. Track and automate the ODP process Track and report tax savings per contract, project and CIP Monitor ODP allowance Improve collaboration with contractor including PO Requisitions & Invoice Review Improve controls on ODP, preventing overpaying / double payments to contractor and vendor Improve audit tasks with time and date stamps; enhance transparency in documentation Help public agencies save millions of dollars in tax payments Ensure highest levels of security with FedRAMP, SOC 2 and GDPR authorizations Assist general contractors in tracking sales tax savings as well • • • • • • • • • Kahua is a leading provider of capital program and construction project management software, enabling innovation that is changing the way that capital programs are planned and delivered. Global organizations use Kahua's collaborative solution to improve efficiency, lower costs and reduce project risk throughout the entire lifecycle of their capital programs. Our purpose-built solutions for owners, program managers and contractors enable rapid implementation that minimizes time-to-value and enhances user adoption. With the industry's only low-code application platform, customers can easily customize existing Kahua apps or even build their own new apps to run their business at peak efficiency today and rapidly adapt as business conditions dictate. Learn more and request a demo today or email us at: DEC 2023 Choose Kahua Within Kahua's construction planning software, owners can utilize specific functionality to help government owners improve tracking and reporting of ODP, including:

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