In this bid there is an interesting snippet within the bidder instructions. Basically, what it says is that if you don't cover every point mentioned in the question, then you only score one point, i.e. the lowest score, for that answer - even if the rest of it is fantastic. Harsh! But also good, because it forces you to think about the structure of your answer.
I've seen people tackle 'multiple point' answers in a variety of ways. When word limits are tight, it is tempting to write one block answer, incorporating as many points from the "a, b, c, d" bullet list as you can. Our preference is to use the bullet points as headings to structure the answer. This not only ensures you cover everything, but it also helps evaluators to check that you have addressed all points.
If word counts are tight, try incorporating each bullet point into your text but highlight it in some way, for example by using bold text:
The question asks for your approach and experience in reaching out to vulnerable groups of service users. Including, but not limited to:
- People with mental health problems
- Older people
- People with Learning Disabilities
- People who are homeless
Your introduction should outline your outreach approach. You can then follow this with several paragraphs giving examples to demonstrate your experience:
"Our organisation worked with service users with mental health problems to address access issues etc."
This way you are making it easy for evaluators to see you've addressed all points in the question, but you don't use words unnecessarily. If the word count allowance is more generous, then you could put a separate heading for each point you make.