Solutions By Design II, LLC through its joint venture Estrela Tech, LLC, Selected to Provide Operational and Maintenance Support to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


VIRGINIA, September 26, 2018 – Solutions By Design II, LLC, a leader in technology architecture and engineering services, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract through its joint venture Estrela Tech, LLC. SBD will provide operational and maintenance support for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Integrated Human Resources and Training Systems (HIHRTS).

Federal employees are core resources for agencies like HUD, but in a complex agency environment, managing these individuals is time consuming. The HIHRTS System, a web-based HR personnel action system, alleviates this issue by linking 17 different programs and processing the full lifecycle of HUD personnel actions from recruitment through separation for its 8,000 employees.

SBD will apply its user-focused approach to IT to offer tier I and tier II helpdesk support for end-users operating these human resource (HR) information technology (IT) systems, ensuring federal employees are appropriately managed and have reliable access to the resources they need. Estrela Tech will also provide maintenance and support services for the HIHRTS Datastore.

“SBD is excited to continue supporting HUD on a system that is essential for sustaining the workforce necessary to achieve the strategic goals, objectives and agency missions” said Curt Hall, Vice President of Business Solutions, Solutions By Design II, LLC. “SBD’s agile approach to IT modernization will streamline HUD’s repository of important employee-related information, and optimize technology to manage its talented workforce, so the organization can focus attention on its mission.”

Under the contract, SBD will support the HUD Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHOO) and Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) in Washington D.C. The contract covers HR IT systems including the Career Connector system, HUD Virtual University (HVU) system, HIHRTS, the Incompass performance management module, and the Separation Employee Clearance (SEC) module.

ABOUT ESTRELA TECH: Estrela Tech, LLC is a joint venture established specifically for the provision of services under GSA’s 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (STARS II). Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is the owning and managing partner.

Gregory Goldbach, GWACs Program Manager
703.286.1880 ext:8907

ABOUT SBD: SBD specializes in IT system modernization and support as an application transformation and agile process leader. We leverage open source technologies and cloud-based solutions to reduce operating costs and advance the value proposition of automated solutions. We also have a robust cybersecurity capability optimizing security operation centers through the use of workflow automation, technical expertise, and the use of leading-edge security tools. Bottom line, we deliver technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to our federal customers.

Surian S. Sidoni, Marketing and Communications Director
703.286.1880 ext:8947

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