Foundation

March 18, 1991

In April of 1991, Betsy and Fred Donahue incorporated Contemporaries in the state of Maryland, initiating the start of staffing services offered to Montgomery County and the DC Metropolitan Area.

First BPA Awarded

March 18, 1995

Contemporaries, Incorporated is awarded its first Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Within a year, two more BPA’s were added with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Transportation (DoT).

Contemporaries & the GSA

March 18, 1997

The General Schedule Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule was opened to staffing firms and Contemporaries became one of the first companies in the country to be added in Phase 1.

Long Term Contract Awarded

March 18, 2001

After a decade of establishing itself as a reputable and adaptable supplier of contract employees, Contemporaries receives its first Long-Term Support Services Contract from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). As the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to mental health research, this contract served as evidence of federal trust in Contemporaries’ ability to consistently provide quality staffing support.

New Leadership

March 18, 2004

While maintaining the warm atmosphere of a family owned and operated small business, Erin Allen, daughter of Betsy and Fred, becomes the president of Contemporaries, Incorporated. Under her leadership, Contemporaries secures a “women-owned” status through WBENC and MDOT certifications.

First LTASCs Awarded

March 18, 2010

Contemporaries is awarded two substantial contracts for support based services. The first, a Long-Term Administrative Support Contract (LTASC) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The second, an agency-wide award with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for five years.

Present Day

March 18, 2015

Contemporaries continues to adapt to industry standards and supply private and federal sectors with the staffing solutions they need to successfully accomplish their own mission goals.

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