Q&A questions we're afraid to ask: design publication

The MentorBuilt staff is scared to ask the following question in the official FRC Q&A system.
Prior to kickoff, Company A, a VENDOR, designs a COTS component. Team B, which is expansive in recruiting and including supporting organizations in their team, recognizes Company A as their team member. Team B uses Company A's COTS component on their robot. Is the team required to follow R15: publish complete information sufficient to produce their team member's design for this COTS component prior to kickoff?
We ask our readers to please refrain from asking this question.