Request for proposals

Request for proposals: Gasoline and diesel fuel quality audit for India

Reply deadline: October 4, 2019

Contact Persons: Yihao Xie ( and Anup Bandivadekar (

In view of the upcoming nationwide rollout of BS VI emission standards and fuel quality standards, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is seeking to undertake a comprehensive survey of motor gasoline and automotive diesel fuel quality across India.

The objective of this project is to sample motor gasoline and automotive grade diesel across India, and compare the specifications of key parameters with their respective standards as described in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) documents.

The fuel quality testing work shall be carried out in two phases. For the first phase, samples shall be gathered between late October and December, 2019. The second phase of fuel samples shall be gathered between early June to mid-July, 2020.

During each phase, the consultant will gather at least two gasoline and two diesel fuel samples from retail fuel outlets in each of the following cities and along national highways for a total of 60 samples:

  • National Capital Territory, Delhi
  • Ahmedabad
  • Thane
  • Mysuru
  • Kochi
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Nagpur
  • Ranchi
  • Patna
  • Kanpur
  • Shimla
  • Along golden quadrilateral (NH 4 near JNPT, NH 8 near Udaipur, NH 5 near Bhubaneshawar, and NH 2 near Varanasi)

See the RFP document below (or download here) for full details.

Submit the RFP response package to Yihao Xie ( no later than 10:00 pm IST on October 4, 2019.

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