Lately we've been slammed we decided to out-source projects that a few designers would provide source files to. Per the initial contract terms and requirements with a spec delivery sheet are agreed upon. The expectations are noted and an initial brief meeting is setup to deliver the source files, etc. etc. and it is addressed what is expected.
When the project is delivered issues arise on the finish project, example:
A designed piece, initially stated in the meeting and the contract, that all fonts to be used in the design must be Opentype and must be from our list because we have rights. Access to our font list database was provided and font access was granted. After reviewing the design we noticed that postscript fonts were used throughout. When noted to the designer they came back and said they were not going to be able to meet the contract completion date.
Outsourcing work to a different designer it was noted in the meeting and in the contract the purpose of the design and its intended usage. We requested all vectors to be created in Illustrator because we were going to develop SVGs. Three weeks before deadline we were informed the designer was unaware how to do the needed task and requested us to train them.
None of these example cases are from starting out designers. All of the designers supposedly have more than five years experience and they did have pretty good portfolios.
So my question is how do you handle freelancers that do not meet expectations?