@Naamsgenoot [the other Hans]
If I'm something services from someone, I'd like to thing that I'm getting the best things possible in return for my money. If there is a specialist subcontractor who can do something better [..]
Outsourcing is never about better, it is always about cheaper.
If you think about it, assuming you are (or somebody in your company is) good at hiring good people, how can outsourcing possibly be both cheaper and better ? Ok, granted, something highly specialized and of which you have several highly specialized outsourcing companies with a proven track record, then, maybe ... but here, we have public emergency with 30 years experience ... very few private companies can come close to that ...