A company, outsourcing support services which are essential for the continuity of the company, may want to secure smooth functioning by tying a closer relationship with the service provider. While companies are modifying their support service sourcing strategies into alliances, there is also a need to readjust mechanisms to manage those transactions and the related risks. Focusing on collaborative facilities management environment, this paper examines coordination mechanisms that go beyond traditional market mechanisms. A proposed alliance management model is presented. The paper delineates a single case study of a triadic alliance between a client and its two partners providing in concert outsourced maintenance operations. The study was carried out using the action research method.
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