Our GC firm has been awarded a large multi-million dollar project. As part of that bid process we had to provide a breakdown of base bid pricing . We will pick up possibly a large amount of buy out money from subcontractor negotiations. We have worked with this owner on several projects and they require with each progress payment billing to supply a listing of the subcontractor utilized along with the amount due and unconditional partial lien releases through the previous month. This can create an issue if I have picked up a large sum of buy out money as they will be able to see through that affidavit and lien release what they are actually receiving. For example say flooring was bid at $750K, but we negotiate to $725K. Should I push that pick up to another line item? I guess what I'm trying to establish is it just a fact that owners expect sometimes to see GC's picking up large amounts on buyout?