Frequent short expressions: 1-400, 401-800, 801-1200, Others In labour law, trade unions define framework contracts with employers` organisations for certain professional categories which are then the subject of sectoral, sectoral or specific company agreements.  In the field of public procurement, the framework contract is a type of contract that has been extended in Community law and in Italy since the 90s in order to simplify the public procurement process. The first phase concerns the general conditions of the contract, while the second, which uses several persons, often different from the award of the framework contract, concerns the application of the general conditions laid down in the framework contract to the specific supply. . . .