I've had to do that before as a contractor - re-bid.
Basically, from my point of view, if I want the work, I'll bid to YOUR specifications.
If I can't bid the "technique" you request, I have two choices.
1: don't bid and take myself out of a possible paying gig
2: figure out a way to obtain required hardware to meet your technique need.
Even though you're in MD, I'd love the work!