Using Sage Theme Wrapper with Pods Framework Pages

While I understand how to create custom page templates, the process seems to fall apart when using Pods Framework with their Page Templates for Advanced Content Type (ACT).

The process: Create a standard WP page template ({ACT_POD_NAME).php) and assign it to the Pod’s Page via POD’s Page feature. When this is done, the page renders the template file with no call to header/footer/sidebar from base.php.

One of the main purposes for Pod’s Page Templates is to use custom DB tables with a custom URL structure.

What is the correct approach to get this working?